News Local Only one patient with influenza A currently at hospital's intensive care unit

Only one patient with influenza A currently at hospital’s intensive care unit

Out of six severe influenza A cases recorded in Cyprus this winter only one patient is still in hospital, a Health Services official said on Friday.

“There were not that many severe cases of influenza A this year…six such cases were actually recorded and patients were admitted at intensive units,  five of whom have been released,” Elisavet Constantinidou told Active Radio in an interview.

“Only one patient with influenza A is currently at the intensive unit of Nicosia General Hospital,” she added.

Constantinidou also said that influenza A cases were recorded earlier than normal this year all across the island. In fact the outbreak began early in December.

She then stressed that there is a general outbreak of flu viruses going around this time of the year and all seem to affect the respiratory system.

“If the symptoms worsen and do not subside then one should definitely visit his/her personal doctor,” she said.

Symptoms include chills, fever, headache, sickness, diarrhoea and runny nose.

However, Constantinidou also advised that there is no need for antibiotics to be taken right away and that one should first rest and take in a lot of liquids.


Read more:





Top Stories

How European Banking Supervision can help fight economic impact of coronavirus outbreak in Europe

By Andrea Enria, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB These are dramatic days for Europe and its citizens. The coronavirus outbreak has severely...

U.S. could face 200,000 coronavirus deaths, Fauci warns

U.S. deaths from coronavirus could reach 200,000 with millions of cases, the government's top infectious diseases expert warned on Sunday as New York, New...

Limassol: 45 booked in 12 hours for breaking decree

  Limassol police officers on Sunday booked another 45 people for breaking the stay at home decree as police spokesman Ioannis Soteriades told CNA that...

Two more test positive in Turkish-held north

Two more have tested positive in Turkish-held north Cyprus, bringing the total to 64, the Cyprus News Agency reports. It said that three of the...

Minister rebukes irresponsible behaviour

Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou on Sunday expressed concern over the large increase in the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases saying tracing had shown that...


Village salad

A must-have with every meal is a village salad. You will find it in every tavern or greek restaurant you visit in Cyprus. Make...

Courgettes with eggs

Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the courgettes at a medium heat until they soften. Add salt and add the eggs....

Classic Pastitsio

Prepare the mince sauce: heat the butter in a pan and sauté the mince with the onion and garlic until nicely browned, mixing well....

Grilled vegetable and goat cheese rolls

Brush the vegetables with olive oil and season. Heat a pan/griddle and cook them carefully until golden on both sides, making sure their shape...