The swine flu isn't a topic of the mass
Krakow any more and the illness itself has made little
impact on the city to date. Possibly the increased public
awareness has sufficed to prevent the outbreak of an
Official data regarding the occurrence of flu in Krakow and
Poland has instituted
various precautionary measures to safeguard the country
against the pandemic of flu caused by A/H1N1 strain of the
virus. Among other steps, the authorities mandated that
doctors report every suspicious case of influenza. Reported
cases are tested for the A/H1N1 strain.
The spread of this season's common flu.
As regards common influenza
in Krakow this year there were 22,635 cases reported in the
period between January 1st, 2018 and January 31st. In the corresponding period of the past
year - i.e. January 1st to
January 31st, 2017 - there had been 17,541 known cases of seasonal flu in Krakow. The
flu incidence in Krakow peaked in mid-February, with over
9,000 cases reported between February 8th and February 15th,
2017 the total of
388 patients were hospitalized for flu and/or complications
from it and there was just one confirmed fatality.
Kids prove most
susceptible to influenza among the inhabitants of Krakow. In 2017
over 28,500 of the Krakow children
under 4 were diagnosed as having flu, and about 24,000 aged
5 to 14.
Vaccination against flu in Krakow region.
Year ago 3.5 percent of the
entire population of the Malopolska region opted to be
vaccinated against common flu compared to 5.2 percent in
whole of Poland. Current figures concerning inoculation
against flu haven’t been published yet.