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Flu intensity goes up, Covid down in Latvia
In Latvia last week, from January 16 to January 22, the average intensity of influenza in Latvia increased. Nine deaths of Covid-19 patients were recorded during the week, according to information from the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).
Jump in antibiotics consumption in Latvia
In the context of the recent shortage of medicines, the increase in antibiotic consumption in Latvia is raising attention. Doctors often prescribe them even in the event of a runny nose or cold, as if to ensure that the patient does not get any more serious. But such a tactic is not only wrong, it is also dangerous, infectologist Uga Dumpis told Latvian Radio on January 25.
Ukrainian dentist proves popular in Priekule, Latvia
A Ukrainian dentist and nurse began working in Priekule at the end of last year. There has been no dentist in the town for over five years, and now a line is already forming at the doctor's office, Latvian Radio reported on January 22.
Flu intensity and Covid prevalence decrease in Latvia
In Latvia last week, January 9-15, the average intensity of influenza decreased. Deaths of 20 Covid-19 patients were recorded during the week, according to January 18 information from the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC).
Weekly drop in Covid morbidity in Latvia
In Latvia, during the first week of 2023, from January 2 to 8, the number of newly identified cases of Covid-19 decreased by 70.4%, according to information from the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) January 11.
Infectologist: Covid has not disappeared from Latvia
Latvia is witnessing the second wave of Covid-19 morbidity this winter, and a third is likely to be expected, which may be higher than the first two if Latvia shows a variant of the virus that dominates the United States and the United Kingdom, infectologist Uga Dumpis told Latvian Television on January 9. 
Not all might get free flu vaccine in Latvia
During the flu epidemic, doctors are urging the public to vaccinate against the flu. In the autumn, demand for state-paid vaccines has exceeded supply this season, and free vaccines could not be enough for all, Latvian Television reported on January 4.
Covid wave expected after flu epidemic in Latvia
Medics follow news from Europe with concern, where the number of Covid-19 infections is climbing rapidly. It can be presumed that a Covid-19 epidemic can also be expected after the influenza epidemic, Latvian Television reported on January 2.
Surgeon: better to donate to Ukraine than set off rockets
It's better to donate the money you plan to spend on holiday fireworks to help Ukraine instead – it will give more joy than a few seconds of light and noise, urge doctors who face the prospect of dealing with pyrotechnic injuries caused on New Year's Eve.
Latvia's ambulance service switches into emergency mode
As influenza, Covid-19, and other upper respiratory diseases spread, the number of calls received by the Emergency Medical Service (NMPD) continues to increase. Therefore, the NMPD is switching to an emergency regime as of December 28, the service said.
Flu and other viruses raging in Latvia
For many in Latvia, this holiday season will be remembered by high temperatures, cough and fatigue. Flu and other viruses are spreading rapidly in Latvia. The admissions department of the Children's Hospital is crowded, and the Emergency Medical Service (NMPD) is operating in crisis mode, receiving two thousand calls a day, Latvian Television reported on December 26.
Friday brings three Covid-19 deaths in Latvia
Three deaths from Covid-19 have been recorded during the past 24 hours in Latvia, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) on December 23.
Six Covid deaths Wednesday in Latvia
Six deaths from Covid-19 have been recorded during the past 24 hours in Latvia, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) on December 21.
Seven Covid deaths Tuesday in Latvia
Seven deaths from Covid-19 have been recorded during the past 24 hours in Latvia, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) on December 20.
Growing figures of legionella infection this year in Latvia
Already 11 deaths caused by legionella bacteria have been identified this year. Epidemiologists worry that much of this is due to the energy-price crisis. People save on water heating, but it creates a good environment for the growth of these deadly bacteria, Latvian Radio reported on December 20.
Another four Covid deaths in Latvia Friday
Four deaths from Covid-19 have been recorded during the past 24 hours in Latvia, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) on December 15.
Four Covid deaths Thursday in Latvia
Four deaths from Covid-19 have been recorded during the past 24 hours in Latvia, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) on December 15.
Latvia donates another ambulance to Ukraine
The second ambulance with another load of humanitarian aid truck has gone from Rīga to the Ukrainian front, provided by the health center network VC4, Latvian Television reported on December 14.
Two Covid deaths in Latvia Tuesday
Two deaths from Covid-19 have been recorded during the past 24 hours in Latvia, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) on December 13.
Hospitalized Covid patient number grows in Latvia
From December 5 to December 11, the number of new cases of Covid-19 decreased by 3.6% in Latvia compared to the previous week. the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said December 12.
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