One of the two patients suffering from seasonal flu, admitted in early March at the intensive therapy clinic of the Elias Hospital in Bucharest, died on Sunday morning. The woman was 65 years old and had been admitted to hospital on March 8, in very serious conditions. “She was immediately admitted to the intensive care unit. She was suffering from diabetes and obesity. She had the seasonal flu AH3,” said the medical director of Elias Hospital, Dana Safta, quoted by Mediafax. According to the doctor, the woman could not be saved, as the disease had a rapid evolution due to collateral afflictions. The condition of the second patient, aged 42, who has been admitted on March 13, has slightly improved. “We hope that we’ll be able to save her. The patient is suffering from diabetes and deafness. She is also admitted to the intensive care unit and she is on a ventilator,” Safta pointed out. She said last week that the prognosis is guarded as regards the condition of the two patients. On March 7, another woman with the AH1 virus died at the same hospital. According to the National Center of Surveillance and Control of Communicable Diseases, 278 flu cases have been detected this season. A number of 16 deaths have been recorded so far, with 12 being caused by the A/H1 flu virus and four by the A(H3) virus.