FOCUS SHORT

Over 100 swine flu cases last year

DURING the 2012-2013 flu season, 112 cases of swine flu, or A(H1N1), were recorded in Slovakia, the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic announced on September 23.

DURING the 2012-2013 flu season, 112 cases of swine flu, or A(H1N1), were recorded in Slovakia, the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic announced on September 23.

The first case of swine flu in Slovakia was recorded in Trnava last October. Subsequent cases started appearing in January. Eight patients suffering from swine flu died.

The World Health Organisation declared A(H1N1) swine flu a pandemic in June 2009, the first such declaration in over 40 years. That status was officially lifted in August 2010. The pandemic strain of the flu is already considered to be a common seasonal strain circulating in the public.

The number of those who receive flu vaccinations has been decreasing in Slovakia. During the 2012–2013 flu season, 4.6-percent of the population received the vaccination, while one year ago it was 7.5 percent, the private TV Markiza reported, citing data of the Public Health Authority.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

So blue! Slovakia has another record in UNESCO

It is not easy to create a perfect blueprinted fabric.

Russia expels Slovak military diplomat

He must leave the country within 48 hours.

Illustrative stock photo

Slovak airports have unused potential

But several obstacles prevent their growth.

The Transport Ministry will receive more funds from the 2019 budget to support the development of airports in Slovakia.

How can we improve the integration of foreigners in Bratislava?

Municipalities recognise there is a lack of outreach on the part of administrators to foreigners, but the problem goes both ways.

Several foreigners attended the latest round table hosted by the Human Rights League.