Just like last year, 2019 has started with flu epidemic, filling hospitals and doctor's offices.
The flu epidemic is in full swing, and the peak is expected in the next two weeks. According to official data, there are more than 1125 people with the flu, but the actual number is considerably higher because all cases are not reported – HRT published.
Hospitalization is more and more common, and the most affected are in Dubrovnik-Neretva and Split-Dalmatia County. Visits to the patients are prohibited in Dubrovnik and Split, and in the Clinic for Infectious Diseases in Zagreb, three patients are using the so-called artificial lungs.
Vladimir Drazenovic, head of the National Center for Flu Warning Center said for HRT that the number of people with illnesses could be higher after updating the data this weekend, estimating that there may be more than 2000 people affected. He also confirmed that two people passed away because of the consequence of the flu in combination with other complications.