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Ceturtdiena 02.04.2020 | Name days: Imgarde, Irmgarde

Influenza epidemic ends in Latvia

Latvia’s Disease Prevention and Monitoring Centre reports the end of the influenza epidemic as of 19 March. SPKC Influenza and Acute Upper Respiratory Infections monitoring data shows that in the past two weeks the number of patients clinically diagnosed with influenza has not exceeded 100 cases per 100 000 residents.

Latvia declares state of emergency over Covid-19 until Easter

Because of the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus in Latvia, authorities have declared a state of emergency until Easter. A number of strict restrictions will be adopted, as officials declared after an extraordinary meeting of the government on Thursday, 12 March.

Six more coronavirus infection cases found in Latvia

Three more infection cases with coronavirus Covid-19 have been found in Latvia, making the total number of infection cases six, according to the announcement from the Disease Prevention and Monitoring Centre’s on Twitter.

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.

For the first time since 2003, woman possibly infected with rabies dies in Latvia

A woman that was possibly infected with rabies has died in Daugavpils, as reported by Disease Prevention and Control. This may be the first death caused by rabies in Latvia since 2003.

Flu infection rates remain low in Latvia, but infection spread continues nonetheless

A total of 30 clinically confirmed flu infection cases were registered in Latvia’s healthcare institutions. Nevertheless, virus activity remains low in the country, according to the latest monitoring report on influenza and acute upper respiratory tract infections compiled by Disease Prevention and Control Centre.

70 people receive acute intestinal infection in Liepaja

70 people who dined at Baltic Restaurant, which is located on the territory of Lauma Fabrics company, fell ill with acute intestinal infection in Liepaja, as reported by SPKC.

57 children receive intestinal infections at Smiltene’s secondary school

According to deputy principal of Secondary School in Smiltene Inese Raiskuma, 57 children have received virus-induced intestinal infections.

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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