One Swine Flu Death Case Registered in Bulgaria

Health | December 28, 2010, Tuesday // 20:33|  views

One person has died from swine flu in Bulgaria. Two other subtypes of the flu are expected in the country at the beginning of next year. Photo by BGNES

One person died from swine flu (AH1N1) in Bulgaria 2-3 weeks ago, the national consultant in epidemiology, Mira Kozhuharova, has announced.

According to Kozhuharova, three people have been registered with swine flu so far and one of them has died. The two other infected are in good condition.

She pointed out that the cases have been confirmed laboratory, but she refused to name the city, in which the person has died.

“Bulgaria is so small and we travel so often that it does not matter the city where the dead came from. The fact that the virus has been proved means that it circulates among the Bulgarian society, as everywhere else in the Northern Hemisphere,” Kozhuharova said.

In her words, there are no reasons for announcing epidemics in Bulgaria and further measures will be taken as soon as this happens. However, she noted that the virus is circulating throughout most of the European countries.

Kozhuharova also warned about two other viruses, Brisbane and Perth, which were expected to hit Bulgaria at the end of the year and the beginning of 2011.

“There are death cases in every flu epidemics. However, we are not talking about a plague, but rather for a regular human influenza, which carried the same risks as other types of flu,” the consultant said.

She has explained that there are enough vaccines in the pharmacies, which cover the three subtypes of the flu. They cost between BGN 12-15.

Several people died at the end of last year during the swine flu epidemics in Bulgaria. However, the victims worldwide were thousands.

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