Monday , January 18 2021

Over 160 people died this year because of the flu

Ljubljana – Over 160 people have died in or in connection with Slovenian hospitals due to flu. There were 62 deaths at the Ljubljana Clinical Center, with 27 deaths reported by Maribor, while in Murska Sobota hospital only 30 people died in the first three months of this year, and last year there are 18 more.

In UKC Maribor they are for STA according to the number of patients this year, flu and flu like illness were similar last year. They even found fewer patients. Influenza virus infection has also been shown in 27 patients who have died. As explained, the flu can be a direct cause of death, but more often there is an indirect reason, which means that in some patients it can only come to the conclusion that it has contributed t or cause an adverse outcome.

More seriously than the previous one, this season was the season of influenza in Prekmurje: only 30 deaths in the first three months, where the flu was the main diagnosis or extra. Last year there were 18 cases of this type at the Mursko Sobro Hospital, and in the year 2017, this year's flu has appeared earlier and with a higher number of cases, it appears in a more serious form and affects t not only on chronic patients, but also on the younger ones, they have added.

In Murska Sobota Hospital, 236 flu patients were treated in 2017, 342 were in 2018, and 369 were in the first three months of this year. In 2017, 162 patients with flu were sent to hospital, with 255 patients. in 2018, and this year until now 288.
In November last year, Murska Sobota's hospital opened buildings with their official refurbishment in the old maternity hospital building, where the flu patients were in hospital during periods of flu. This isolation unit makes it possible to get to the grip of insulation problem more appropriately, and this was explained.

In the Jesenice General Hospital, there were 50 patients under the flu diagnosis this year, and five of them died. Five deaths were also recorded at Ptuj Hospital, but our specialist director Teodor Singer He said that this year's statistics on the treatment of patients with flu did not depart from previous years.

At Novo mesto General Hospital, covering the area of ​​south-east Slovenia, and with specific activities up to about 140,000 residents, 158 patients in hospital due to influenza last year, and 143 to date this year need to be there 143 After infection, 13 patients died this year, and last year just like that.

In Brežice General Hospital, which supplies about 70,000 residents of the municipalities Brežice, Karst and Sevnica, Posavje, 88 were treated in the last season, and 87 in the last season. There were no flu cases this year, and last year the younger patient was transferred to UKC Ljubljana where she died due to flu complications. At Trbovlje General Hospital this year there were 83 patients with a viral influenza hospital in hospital, 16 of whom died.

At Celje Hospital this year, with laboratory testing, 655 patients were confirmed with flu, 329 of whom were in hospital. A causal link between death and flu was found which developed from flu in 10 patients. The deceased was also a middle aged person with no related illness.

At Slovenj General Hospital this year, 158 patients with flu were treated, which is 30 more than last year. In connection with flu as a related disease, six people died. According to Janez Lavre, Director of the General Hospital at Slovenj Gradec, the year was influenced by younger patients due to flu.

Since last year, outbreaks of flu and other viral diseases were not as great as this year or did not deviate from the outbreaks in previous years, a more detailed analysis of Celje hospital was not working, so it cannot make comparisons. direct. "The approximate estimate in the average daily stock of flu patients in hospitals, which was last year at an epidemic level of 13 patients, and this year 31," they said in Celje hospital.

In the Šempeter pri Gorici general hospital, the current seasonal flu course was more favorable than in previous years. In total, 400 swabs were swept into flu, 130 were positive, 127 cases were influenza A and three cases of influenza B. 34 patients stayed in hospital treatment, others treated them mobile t , Dunja Savnik Winkler, an expert at Šempeter Dunja hospital, told STA.

There have been no deaths at the Hospital this year, but older patients were mainly chronic patients with associated illnesses and subsequent complications of flu, mainly with pneumonia. At the height of an illness associated with flu, the number of beds in the Interns Department at the Šempeter hospital increased, and visits were banned.

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