Bulgarian regional health authorities declared flu epidemics on December 28 in the districts of Harmanli and Haskovo, a day after a flu epidemic was declared in the town of Pernik.
In the city of Plovdiv, health authorities have recommended the extension of the Christmas school holiday to January 8, as a measure against the high incidence of influenza in Bulgaria’s second city.
In the towns where flu epidemics have been declared, until January 4 routine medical check-ups, immunisations, and medical consultations for children and pregnant women are suspended, as well as scheduled non-emergency operations.
The towns of Stara Zagora, Gabrovo, Pazardzhik, Vratsa, Montana and Dobrich are reported to be on the verge of official declarations of flu epidemics. In the capital city Sofia, the number of patients is increasing, reports said.