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12 people died as a result of the flu

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Flu epidemic spreads in the Czech Republic, 1865 out of every 100,000 citizens are sick and 12 have already died of the disease.

This was reported by RIA Novosti, referring to the head of the Czech Hygienic Service Eva Gotvaldova. “According to the State Health Institute, the flu epidemic is widespread throughout the country. Mostly, the A-type flu is prevalent. 1865 out of every 100,000 citizens are registered as sick, including children and the elderly. Twelve people have died as a result of the flu.

Compared to last week, the number of patients has tripled, "Gottwaldova said. The head of the Hygiene Service has appealed to the citizens, urging them not to leave the house if they have symptoms of the disease so that the infection will not spread. "I urge citizens these days to avoid crowded areas, to wash their hands frequently, to consume more vitamins in food," Gotvaldova said.

Many Czech hospitals are banned from visiting hospitalized persons because of the flu epidemic, and several children's facilities are closed.