Seven cases of H1N1 reported in Kosovo, two people in a critical condition

Seven cases of H1N1 reported in Kosovo, two people in a critical condition

Pristina, March 11, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

7 people affected by H1N1 virus have been admitted at the University Hospital of Kosovo in a critical condition. Two of them have shown respiratory problems, while 5 others are in the reanimation ward in a critical condition.

The head of the Infective Ward, Shemsedin Dreshaj declared today (11.03) that this flu has seen a rise, but there are great hopes that the 7 people who are undergoing intensive care will be saved.

“I believe that there are great chances for these people to overcome the danger of this virus”, said Dreshaj during a press conference held today.

He said that the Infective Center has been well supplied with medication for the treatment of this illness.

“We have a sufficient amount of medication in order to overcome this flu situation. Everyone can be affected by flu, but those who have a low immunity are the most affected ones”, added Dreshaj.

Since the start of winter, University Hospital of Pristina has received 199 samples suspected of fatal flu, where 86 of them have resulted positive. Meanwhile, 46 of them have resulted to be ordinary flu and 40 others contained the H1N1 virus.

A few days ago, this virus claimed the life of a 57 year old woman from Dragash. /ibna/