A man has died of the H1N1 flu virus in the hospital of Sátoraljaújhely in northeast Hungary, according to regional daily newspaper Észak-Magyarország.
János Orosz, head of intensive care in the hospital, told the paper that the man was brought in to the hospital in serious condition with increasing breathing difficulties. The man was hospitalized ten days after falling ill. H1N1, also known as swine flu, had been identified in his case, but his condition did not improve despite receiving treatment.
The head of the department added that the severity of the disease depends on the speed of recognition, the condition of the patient’s immune system, and the organs the virus attacks. It is more dangerous when it attacks the lower respiratory tract or the lungs.
In 2009-2010, H1N1 caused worldwide epidemic; it also appeared in Hungary, and people were vaccinated. Now, the B strain of the flu caused an epidemic in the country and a ban on visits has been introduced in the Sátoraljaújhely hospital and several others in Hungary because of it. According to the newspaper, the man in Sátoraljaújhely has been the only case where H1N1 was identified.
via MTI, index.hu