Wednesday, August 2, 2017

No more deaths from H1N1, but infects dozens

August 1, 2017
A nationwide outbreak of seasonal influenza A (H1N1) has killed 12 people out of total of 76 confirmed cases since 21 July, according to a report yesterday from the Ministry of Health and Sports.

The ministry announced there were 14 new cases since Monday and said 245 people received treatment in hospitals, nationwide, for respiratory diseases since 21 July.

The ministry noted that there have been no reported deaths due to the virus since Monday. And the ministry said no medical staff have contracted the virus from direct contact with patients.

Patients diagnosed with respiratory disease in Yangon are being treated at Waibargi Specialist Hospital in North Okkalarpa. The ministry issued the report following an emergency meeting on Monday in Nay Pyi Taw led by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry for Health and Sports. Health officials discussed forming a rapid relief team, distributing medical supplies and potential quarantine procedures.

The government is also assisting regions and state agencies with their relief efforts including dissemination of public health pamphlets. The most recent updates on the virus’ spread and prevention information is available at the Ministry of Health and Sports’ website: and the Myanmar Centres for Disease Control’s Facebook page.
Myanmar News Agency
Ref; The Global New Light of Myanmar

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