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Six dead so far from H1N1 198

Daily Eleven
Jun 22, 2019

The total death toll due to H1N1 is now six, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports.

Among the 48 suspected patients, 12 were confirmed to have suffered from H1N1 influenza virus. Among the six deaths, 5 were from Yangon Region and one was from Sagaing Region. Most of the dead were elderly, too young, suffered hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, and chronic respiratory disease.

Concerning the deaths, a press brief was held in Nay Pyi Taw on June 20.

"As it is called seasonal influenza, we don't want the public to panic. But, if infected, public need to know what symptoms of H1N1 and should immediately go to the hospital," said Dr. Thida Hla, deputy director-general of the Department of Public Health of the Ministry of Health and Sports.

According to the data collected till June 20 by the Ministry, 16 were found positive.

From June to September, this H1N1 usually broke out in every year. It is the time to pay more attention to the influenza.

H1N1 has broken out annually since 2009. The symptoms are the same as seasonal flu symptoms and include coughing, high fever, sore throat, stuffy or runny nose, body aches, chills and fatigue.

In Myanmar, 38 were killed with H1N1 in 2017.

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