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May 27, 2022

Swine flu makes first victim this year

A 61 year old man has died in an Iasi hospital, several days after being admitted with swine flu suspicion. According to Evenimentul Zilei daily, the man was Constantin Lepadatu, head of the Iasi Architects’ Union and his death came following several complications triggered by the fly. This is the first casualty of this season’s strain of the virus. The man had reportedly contacted it after an Egypt trip. “The man died last night at the ICU section of the Lung Hospital, he had been artificially ventilated for two days and was suffering from two other associated diseases,” said Marius Voicescu, head of Iasi’s Public Health Institute. Two other lighter forms of the virus were reported in Iasi at the end of last week. Also, a 27 old young man was admitted during the weekend in Suceava, with lung issues and is currently in ICU. According to Agerpres, the man had returned from a six month employment period in Italy. Doctors say new flu in his case has not yet been confirmed. Ten people have been admitted to hospital with swine flu suspicion since the beginning of the season, most of them from the north-eastern part of the country.

The 2010 AH1N1 strain got over 6000 Romanians infected during the 2009- 2010 autumn- winter period, and death toll amounted to 121, according to Health Ministry statistics. The infection has also hit UK and Ireland, ten people died last week in Yorkshire and over 5,000 suspicions have been reported in Ireland over the past three weeks.

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