Cecília Müller drew attention to a dangerous disease. According to the National Medical Officer, five thousand Hungarians die of colorectal cancer every year, even though the disease can be effectively prevented by screening.
Make sure to get tested for this disease
Cecília Müller spoke on TV2’s Mokka programme about how colorectal cancer is one of the most common malignant tumours in Hungary and Europe. She added that this should not be the case: it is a very well screenable disease.
In the interview, the medical officer indicated that ten thousand new cases of the disease are registered in Hungary every year and five thousand people die. According to Cecília Müller, this number could be minimised if screenings were carried out early enough to detect the disease.
Almost 44,100 people diagnosed with flu-like virus
Last week, 44,100 people in Hungary turned to their GP with a flu-like virus, the National Public Health Centre (NNK) said on Thursday. Fully 221,400 people complained of an acute respiratory infection between March 13 and 19, the centre said.
Of those with a flu-like virus, 43 percent were below the age of 15, while 28,9 percent were 15-34. Fully 7.3 percent were 60 or above. Last week, 269 people were hospitalised with an acute respiratory infection, 40 of whom needed intensive care. Some 23.8 percent of all patients were aged 2 or below, while 52 percent were 60 or above.
Among hospitalised patients, 42 were diagnosed with influenza, 87 with SARS-CoV and 31 with RSV. Some 79.3 percent of Covid-19 patients were aged 60 or older.
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Source: index.hu, MTI