Flu epidemic expected to peak this week

Twenty-three municipalities in Lithuania, out of the total of 60, have declared flu epidemic. A flu epidemic is announced when the number of flu and acute respiratory infection cases exceed 100 per population of 10,000.

Three cases of death from flu-related complications have been confirmed, two more are suspected.

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Doctors warn that flu, unlike many other common viruses, can lead to life-threatening complications. Elder people and patients with chronic conditions are particularly susceptible.

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