The Director of Libya's National Center for Disease Control (NCDC), Haider Al-Sayeh, has promised to have the influenza vaccine in the country very soon as flu cases spike in Libya.

In a Facebook post, Al-Sayeh said that respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) has been circulating in the country for nine months.

According to Al-Sayeh, the RSV cases ranged between 5-10%, while Influenza infection was detected in 75-88% of the total samples, hitting mostly teenagers at 16 and 18 years old.

Coronavirus infection has gone down to 3-7% of the total samples, affecting mostly middle-aged people in their forties.

The NCDC head ensured the public that many of the cases were diagnosed as regular flu and not a respiratory syncytial disease.