First case of death from swine flu in Kosovo

First case of death from swine flu in Kosovo

This morning (04.03), the first victim of swine flu was registered in Kosovo. The victim, who is from the commune of Dragash has been in a critical state. Currently, there are 11 patients, 5 of which have been diagnosed with H1N1

Pristina, March 4, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

The first victim of swine flu has been registered in Kosovo. A patient which was admitted in a critical state in hospital, has passed away today (04.03) at 7.30 am in the Infective Wing of the University Hospital of Kosovo.

The 57 year old patient from the village of Brod in Dragash was in a critical state, as she was confirmed to be infected by the H1N1 virus or swine flu.

The patient was admitted at the Infective Wing on March 2, 2014 in the evening hours, with problems in the lungs. She was sent to the reanimation ward, but in spite of the efforts of the personnel, she could not make it.

From February 27, 2014 until today, out of 57 samples tested for the swine flu, 30 samples have resulted positive. 20 patients have resulted to be affected by H1N1 flu and 11 others resulted to be affected by the ordinary A flu.

11 patients have been currently admitted in the Infective Wing, 5 of which have resulted to be infected by H1N1 and are being treated with Tamiflu. The Infective Ward is also waiting on the results of tests for 8 patients who have been currently admitted and who are suspected of being affected by this illness. /ibna/