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October 6, 2022

First swine fever human death reported in Bucharest City

The National Centre for Oversight and Control of Transmissible Diseases has reported the first swine fever human fatality this year in Romania, a man from Bucharest City (CNSCBT).

“The first human death from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) has been reported. Influenza virus A(H1) was confirmed in the 38-year-old man of Bucharest that had pre-existing conditions and had no immunisation against influenza,” show latest data posted on the CNSCBT website.

They show that 95 influenza cases were reported since the start of the oversight season of acute respiratory conditions, influenza and SARS and until February 2.

As of January 31, 2016, 563,000 people at risk were vaccinated against flu using vaccines provided by the Romanian Heath Ministry, reads the CNSCBT report.

“Flu is sporadic, of small intensity, with a higher morbidity of acute respiratory infections than the week before, yet within expected limits. The flu season is now on, with labs having confirmed 10-percent higher cases from samples tested per week. Nationwide, the number of respiratory infections was standing at 89,591, down 14 percent from the same week of the previous season and up 13.4 percent from the week before,” shows the report.

In the week the ended January 31, 135 flu cases were reported nationwide as well as 17 cases of SARS, up three from the week before and five from the same period of the seasons before.

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