Advertising

Man dies of swine flu in Croatia despite vaccine

Authors:

Jan. 12, 2011 18:48
215 159
A worker at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention sits at a station in the emergency operations center as the CDC monitors swine flu development in this April 27, 2009 file photo taken in Atlanta.
Photo by AP
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A 46-year-old man has died of swine flu in Croatia even though he had been vaccinated against it, a doctor said Wednesday.
The man, the country's third flu fatality this season, did not respond to the vaccine he received a month ago, said Dr. Ante Beus, head of the Infectious Disease Clinic in Zagreb. People should develop immunity after two weeks.

Beus said the man, who died this week, was obese and had diabetes and several other illnesses, which might have prevented the vaccine from working. Doctors were studying the case.

More than 20 people died last year in Croatia during the global swine flu outbreak. About 1,000 are believed to be infected now.

In Montenegro, meanwhile, health authorities said a 64-year-old woman died of swine flu in the Balkan country while seven others were infected.
Tags:


215 159

The Kyiv Post is hosting comments to foster lively public debate through the Disqus system. Criticism is fine, but stick to the issues. Comments that include profanity or personal attacks will be removed from the site. The Kyiv Post will ban flagrant violators. If you think that a comment or commentator should be banned, please flag the offending material.

comments powered by Disqus

Read more in {{sectionName}} section

All in {{sectionName}} section

SUBSCRIBE TO KYIV POST NEWSLETTERS