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Second swine flu victim reported in Czech Republic A man died of swine flu consequences
in a hospital in Ostrava on Friday, being the second victim of this disease in the Czech Republic, hospital spokesman Tomas Oborny told CTK Saturday.
The condition of the middle-aged man was complicated by pneumonia, Oborny said, adding that pneumonia, a consequence of swine flu, might be the cause of the death.The first victim of swine flu (H1N1 virus) in the Czech Republic was a 31-year-old woman
who died of complications linked to the flu in a hospital in Karlovy Vary, west Bohemia, in late October.Another patient who caught swine flu recently died of leukaemia in Prague's Vinohrady hospital on Thursday
Several schools in the Czech Republic have been temporarily closed over the swine flu infection.
The swine flu incidence has almost doubled in the Czech Republic in the past week. Almost 500 cases have been registered so far.
Chief sanitary officer Michael Vit expects a swine flu epidemic to strike in mid- or late-December.
However, the Czech Republic does not yet received the vaccine against the virus, and this is why vaccination will be launched one month later than planned, probably at the end of November.
The Health Ministry originally promised to start with vaccination in mid-October and then in mid-November.