Central Czech Republic – Patients have been added a bit, but they are not dramatic. This is proposed in Friday's calculations of high-tech hygienists that monitor the incidence of acute respiratory infections, including influenza. The number of doctors reported that in the last week – the 45th overall disease in the region increased by 4.2% compared to the previous week and reached 986 diseases per hundred thousand inhabitants.
It was the highest in Pribram, the lowest in Nymburk. Traditionally, most of the elderly among pre-school children – in the age group of up to five years, remembers Lilian Rumlová, director of the epidemic regional hygiene department. The most significant increase was recorded among young people.
The number of illnesses with a clinical picture of influenza did not change in comparison with the past weeks: morbidity still reaches six cases per hundred thousand inhabitants, representing 0.6 percent of total morbidity.
Despite typical symptoms, laboratory studies have shown that the actual flu has not yet arrived. "The flu virus was not trapped in samples of biological material from sampling," Ruml confirmed.
Acute respiratory disease in central Bohemia
|Age group||Disease per 100,000 population||Comparison with the previous week|
|up to 5 years||2876||+ 2.7%|
|6 to 14 years old||1535||+ 0.4%|
|From 15 to 24 years||1329||+ 20.9%|
|25 to 59 years||510||+ 1.2%|
|more than 60 years||573||– 3.1%|
Acute respiratory disease in regions of the region
|Area||Disease per 100,000 population||Comparison with the previous week|
|Kutná Hora||880||+ 15.6%|
|Central Bohemia||986||+ 4.2%|
Source: Regional hygiene station of the Central-Czech region