Flu epidemic spreads across most of Czech Republic

A flu epidemic in the Czech Republic has worsened over the last week with around 10 percent more cases registered. There is now an average of 1882 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

The epidemic has hit all of the country with the exceptions of the capital, Prague, and the South Moravia region.

So far 100 serious cases of infection have been notified and 16 deaths linked to the flu epidemic. Most of the deaths have been among elderly people.