One more dead from H1N1 flu

Another victim died from the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu, on Wednesday, bringing the death told to 14, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports.
With this death, the average fatality rate for people with confirmed infections is 4.6 per cent.
The government says that 110 patients have contracted the virus since 21st July when the first infection of the virus announced. Of that total, 63 are receiving treatment at  hospitals and 28 have already been discharged.
Emergency medical assistance from the government of India arrived in Yangon yesterday to help the authorities in Myanmar deal with and contain the outbreak of H1N1 flu in certain parts of the country, according to a statement.
The assistance includes vaccine doses, diagnostic kits, Tamiflu syrup and tablets and  specialized face masks and they were handed over immediately to the Myanmar health authorities, said the Indian embassy in Yangon in its statement.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health held a meeting focusing 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 the virus which was also found in Myanmar during the 2009-2010 outbreak.
The ministry has planned for formation of rapid respond teams to control the spread of the virus.—GNLM

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