Death toll from H1N1 reaches 13

With one more death from H1N1 influenza yesterday, the nationwide death toll has reached 13, or 4.5 per cent of persons confirmed to be infected, said Ministry of Health and Sports.
The ministry confirmed that a 35-year-old woman died yesterday from the H1N1 virus.
The statement of the ministry said that on Tuesday and Wednesday, 39 patients suspected  of having H1N1 flu received laboratory testing. Of that group, 23 were confirmed to have contracted the virus.That brought the total number of confirmed cases of H1N1 in the country to 99. All are receiving treatment at hospitals.
So far, there is no infection to heath staff or officials who are treating with the H1N1 patients.Meanwhile, Ministry of Health and Sports held a meeting in Nay Pyi Taw, discussing plans for formation of rapid response teams to control the spread of the virus.  The meeting also focused on giving treatment to patients at hospitals for infectious diseases, providing sufficient medical professionals to hospitals, using Tamiflu, vaccinating health staff and preventive measures against H1N1.—GNLM

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