Albania on the verge of a flu epidemic, 15 thousand sick children a week

Albania on the verge of a flu epidemic, 15 thousand sick children a week

Albania is on the verge of a flu epidemic. Such fact has been confirmed by healthcare experts, according to whom, around 15 thousand people seem to have been affected by respiratory infections and flu viruses.

“There are around 15 thousand cases a week. In Albania too there’s the AH3 virus, which is the virus circulating in previous seasons too”, says the expert of the Institute of Public Health, Artan Simaku.

Therefore, he demands more care to be taken for children, pregnant women, elderly people suffering of chronic diseases and who have a weak immunity.

Health experts say that it is not too late to get the vaccine against the flu in order to be protected against a number of viruses. /balkaneu.com/