Flu epidemic in Prague

Hygiene officers warn that Prague has been on the verge of a localized flu epidemic since late last week. Over the week, the number of children up to the age of 14 who were suffering from flu symptoms doubled.

Outbreaks reach epidemic levels when the numbers of infected reach between 1,600 and 1,800 per 100,000 people. Across the Czech Republic, the number is 1,450 people per 100,000 and 1,300 per 100,000 in Prague.