Man suffering from swine flu dies

A 56-YEAR-OLD man suffering from H1N1 flu virus, or swine flu, died on February 24 in Rimavská Sobota hospital. The current flu season has claimed four lives thus far, the website of Sme daily reported on February 24.

(Source: Sme)

"The patient died because of failure of several organs due to proven serious double pneumonia caused by influenza A virus H1N1," Tomáš Kráľ, the spokesman for Svet zdravia hospitals chain, told Sme.

The severe acute respiratory infection killed three other people last week. Its symptoms are sudden high fever, sore throat and heavy breathing requiring hospitalisation.

This is the latter half of the current season. The number of infected has decreased after the spring holidays for students of elementary and second level schools started on February 14.

During 2013/2014 season five people died of flu and the 2012/2013 season claimed 32 patients, Sme wrote. 

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