Flu bug infecting northern Germany
DDP/The Local · 20 Jan 2009, 16:12
Published: 20 Jan 2009 16:12 GMT+01:00
Nothern Germany has been the hardest hit by the dreaded virus, spokesperson Silke Buda from flu watchgroup AGI said on Tuesday, adding that southern Germany was not suffering from as many reported flu cases.
The virus that is spreading so quickly is a subtype that has in the past caused worse cases than the average flu bug, including a higher number of related deaths. The experts at AGI recommended that German residents get flu shots right away, because it can take up to 14 days before it protects those who have been immunized.
If residents begin to feel the typical flu symptoms of headache, achy joints, fever and nausea, the should see their doctor immediately, AGI said.