39 flu deaths so far this season - ISS

Most people who died were 50 or over and unvaccinated

(ANSA) - Rome, January 31 - A weekly bulletin released by the Higher Health Institute (ISS) said Thursday that 39 people have died since October in Italy because of influenza.
    The FluNews-Italia bulletin said there have been 191 serious cases in which people were admitted to intensive-care departments because of the flu so far this season.
    It said most of the people who died were 50 or over and 84% had not had the flu vaccine. The bulletin said that last week 725,000 people in Italy were laid up with flu for a total of 3.6 million since the start of the season.


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