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Flu death toll reaches 87

Another five persons died of flu, the death toll from this disease reaching 87, on Tuesday informed the National Public Health Institute (INSP).

Four of the five dead persons confirmed with the A-type flu virus were having preexisting medical conditions.

Flu activity near peak

Greek authorities have urged the public to adhere to influenza transmission prevention strategies including respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette, avoidance of closed crowded spaces and getting a flu jab to rein in the spread of the disease.

Almost the Whole of Bulgaria in Grip of Flu Epidemic

Montana district is the latest to declare flu epidemic as of 29th of January. Schools cancelled classes until 4th of February, reports BNT. 

Thus, 24 districts out of 28 in total have declared flu epidemic.

Nearly 1,400 schools in the country have been closed because of the flu.

According to Bulgaria's minister of health the flu season will peak this week.