6 people die of swine flu in Myanmar

By , on July 30, 2017


Image of the newly identified H1N1 influenza virus, taken in the CDC Influenza Laboratory. (Photo By CDC Influenza Laboratory, Public Domain)
Image of the newly identified H1N1 influenza virus, taken in the CDC Influenza Laboratory. (Photo By CDC Influenza Laboratory, Public Domain)

YANGON, July 29 — A total of 35 people have been infected with the seasonal influenza A/H1N1-2009, also known as swine flu, in Myanmar, claiming the lives of six as of Friday, the Yangon Region Health Department said.

A total of 10 patients receiving treatment for H1N1 at Chin state’s Matupi People’s Hospital have been discharged from the hospital after recovering from the illness.

The health department is carrying out prevention and control of H1N1 virus to reduce the risk of death and to raise awareness by holding knowledge-sharing seminars in public areas, including schools, hospitals, factories, bus stops, railway stations, ports and airports.