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98 people hospitalized over flu or flu-induced pneumonia in Latvia last week

A total of 98 people were hospitalized in Latvia over flu or flu-induced pneumonia last week. This means a total 878 residents have been hospitalized with this infection this season, according to data of the monitoring of influenza and acute upper respiratory infections published by Disease Prevention and Control Centre.

Thirteen people die from influenza in Latvia

Three people died from influenza in Latvia last week, increasing the number of victims to 13 for this year’s flu season, according to monitoring data of acute upper respiratory tract infections published by Disease Prevention and Control Centre.

Influenza epidemic commences in Latvia

11 December marks the beginning of an influenza epidemic in Latvia, as reported by Disease Prevention and Control Centre.

135 000 doses of flu vaccines to be delivered to Latvia this week

A total of 135 000 flu vaccine doses will be delivered to Latvia this year. This is 45% more than the amount of does administered in Latvia in 2018, as reported by State Agency of Medicines representative Dita Okmane.

Influenza season begins in Latvia as first patients appear

At the beginning of October Latvia’s Disease Control and Prevention Centre registered the first influenza cases this year even though overall flu intensity in Latvia remains very low, as confirmed by SPKC communication office head Ilze Arāja.


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