Posts tagged as flu

Flu jab protects against COVID-19

Monday, July 12, 2021

The flu vaccine may provide vital protection against COVID-19, new research being presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), held online this year, concludes. An analysis of patient data from around the world strongly suggests that the annual flu shot reduces the risk of stroke, sepsis and DVT in patients with COVID-19. Patients with COVID-19 who had been vaccinated against flu were also less likely to visit…

Poultry must now be kept in closed spaces due to avian flu

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Due to avian influenza detected in Latvia, poultry must be kept in closed spaces, according to LSM. A closed space shall be considered to be a housing or lighter structure which may have foundation and flooring or not, and which is sufficiently well protected from the access of wild birds, particularly waterfowl, as well as other animals. The space may be enclosed with a fine sieve and covered with a safe…

Flu feared by twice as many Estonians as coronavirus

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Twice as many people fear catching the flu compared to those who fear contracting the novel coronavirus, it appears from a survey commissioned by the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues and carried out by pollster Norstat. Respondents in the survey were inquired about the perceived threat of the novel coronavirus, and the results indicated that 46 percent deem the influenza more dangerous to themselves and their next of…

Flu epidemic in Latvia is officially over

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Because the number of flu patients has not exceeded 100 per 100,000 residents in the past two weeks, Disease Prevention and Control Centre announced the end of the flu epidemic in Latvia on Tuesday, 9 April. Data for flu and upper respiratory tract infections shows that in the past two weeks the number of patients who turned for medical assistance and were diagnosed with flu did not exceed 100 cases…

Flu decreases in intensity, but has claimed 11 more lives last week

Friday, February 22, 2019

Last week flu intensity in Latvia dropped by 25.8 percent, still it claimed lives of 11 more people in a week, according to data from the Center for Disease Prevention and Control. Altogether, 48 people have died of flu since the beginning of the flue season. The average age of the flu victims is 65 and they all suffered from chronic illnesses. While the vaccination status of six flu victims…

Flu season in full swing, number of patients increases by 60%

Thursday, February 7, 2019

The flu season is in full swing: the number of people coming down with the flu increased by 60% over the last week, making for “average” seriousness and a “broader” spread of the infection, according to the Health Board. The average number of people falling ill per 100,000 was 487 last week, with above-average numbers of those affected in Tallinn as well as the Ida-Viru, Järva, Lääne, Rapla, Tartu and…

Flu intensity rises in Latvia

Thursday, January 24, 2019

There was a relatively large increase in the flu intensity level in Latvia last week, according to the data of the Center for Disease Prevention and Control. In the past week seven flu fatalities were reported, all patients had one or several chronic diseases. In the past week flu intensity rose to about 196.1 cases per 100,000 residents. So far this season, nine persons have died from flu-related symptoms.

Latvian authorities announce influenza epidemic in the country

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Last week, the number of patients with flu in Valmiera reached the threshold of an epidemic – 163.6 cases per 100,000 residents. With that, 15 January was declared the beginning of an influenza epidemic in Latvia, BNN was told by Disease Prevention and Control Centre. The centre reports flue cases registered in the second week of 2019 in Riga (78.6 per 100,000), Jelgava (57.7 per 100,000), Ventspils (45.0 per 100,000),…

Eight flu fatalities reported in Latvia last week

Friday, March 23, 2018

RIGA – Eight flu fatalities were reported in Latvia last week. All but one of those flu patients had other chronic diseases, the Center for Disease Prevention and Control said. Altogether 31 people have died from flu in the current season. The average age of those flu fatalities is 67 years. None of them had been vaccinated against flu. Flu intensity has started receding in Latvia and dropped 5.6 percent…