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Level of Uncertainty Lifted at Iceland Hospital

The level of uncertainty, code green, was lifted at the Landspítali National University Hospital in Reykjavík yesterday. The uncertainty level had been declared four days prior due to an influenza epidemic and virus infections.

nationalhospital-hallgrimskirkja_ipaThe Landspítali National University Hospital. Photo copyright Icelandic Photo Agency.

The hospital has three response levels: green, for uncertainty, yellow, for danger, and red, which is the code for emergency, Fréttablaðið reports.

Information officer of Landspítali Jón Baldvin Halldórsson said code red had never been declared at the hospital since the system was implemented but the swine flu epidemic resulted in code yellow being announced on October 29, 2009.

Director of Landspítali Björn Zoëga told Fréttablaðið yesterday that the situation had been considerably worse during the peak of the swine flu than during the current epidemic because people had generally been in a worse condition, needing to be admitted to the ICU and connected to ventilators.

Click here to read more about the current flu epidemic.


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