Record number hit by seasonal flu, doctors urge caution

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times February 3, 2015 13:38

tiranaviewTIRANA – Seasonal flu has reached a record number of Albanian residents this year, doctors say.

With more than 16,000 being reported so far, family physicians in Tirana are urging caution against neglecting influenza symptoms because they can lead to dangerous complications, particularly for children and the elderly.

The flu viruses going around Albania are AH1N1 and AH3N2. There is a vaccine available to counter them, but it can only protect if one has not yet had the flu.

These are not the more deadly bird or swine flu variants, but doctors urge caution nonetheless.

Flu symptoms include high and sudden fever, muscle aches and cough.

Web update – Feb. 3, 2015

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times February 3, 2015 13:38