Flu death toll up to 33

24-01-2013

Two more people have died as a result of the flu on Wednesday in southern Bohemia, bringing the total number of flu-related deaths this season in the Czech Republic to 33. Around 170 have been hospitalized this season with severe flu symptoms. The last two victims were men who had been treated for chronic illnesses. The Chief Hygiene Officer Vladimír Valenta had said that 60 percent of people how have fallen ill with the flu this season are extremely overweight. Hospitals are giving sever patients antiviral medication.