Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Three H1N1 cases confirmed in Yangon

July 24, 2017
Three patients are being treated at Yangon General Hospital for Seasonal Influenza A-H1N1 infections; two are in serious condition and one is recovering from flu-like symptoms. The seriously ill patients are a 35-yearold woman from Ayeyawady Region and 25-year-old man from Insein Township. Both are being treated at the hospital’s intensive care unit.

According to Ministry of Health and Sports, 10 Myanmar residents contracted H1N1 in Matupi, Chin State, in July 2009; and one person died of the illness. The 2009 outbreak was international in scope.

Ministry of Health and Sports held an emergency meeting yesterday in Nay Pyi Taw to discuss preventive measures. “We have informed the World Health Organization and possess the adequate medicine supplies and preventive equipment,” Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr Myint Htwe said at the meeting.

H1N1 disproportionately affects children, the elderly and other people with weakened immune systems. In 2009, the virus spread to most countries in the world. At least 66 people contracted it in Myanmar, according to official comments carried by media at the time.

Ko Moe (GNLM)

Ref; The Global New Light of Myanmar

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