Germany is rolling the wave of Flu. In the third week of January around 2200 cases of illness confirmed to the Robert-Koch-were reported to the Institute, informed the working group Influenza (AGI).

This was by far the highest value of this season, which officially began in October and the beginning of December, slowly started. According to the Definition of AGI, the influenza wave has started in mid-January. It is dominate at the time of viruses of the type A.

The evaluation includes only a small part of the disease process. Because only selected practices send samples and not every flu-the sick goes to the doctor. The real case numbers are therefore likely to be much higher than the previously reported 6334 confirmed flu cases this season. The statistics shall be regarded as a good indicator of the flu’s development. So far, in Germany there were 20 reported deaths associated with Influenza.

In the last severe flu season, about nine million people were gone due to Influenza illness to the doctor. Probably more than 20,000 people have died due to the flu, especially the Elderly with pre-existing conditions. For this season, around 15.7 million doses of the vaccine were available in Germany. It further vaccine from other EU countries has not yet been bought, because that was enough.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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