H1N1 Kills Six In Myanmar

12 patients were confirmed to have H1N1 flu.

KUALA LUMPUR, June 21 — Six people in Myanmar have died from the H1N1 influenza virus so far.

Eleven Myanmar reported Myanmar’s Ministry of Health and Sports as saying that five of the six victims came from Yangon Region, while one was from Sagaing Region.

A dozen out of 48 suspected patients were confirmed to have H1N1 flu, also known as swine flu.

“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,” Dr Thida Hla, deputy director-general of the Department of Public Health of the Ministry of Health and Sports, was quoted saying.

Most of those who died from H1N1 were reportedly senior citizens, young children, and those with hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, and chronic respiratory disease.

H1N1 flu is spread like seasonal flu and presents the same symptoms — cough, fever, sore throat, stuffy or runny nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue.

The H1N1 virus killed 38 people in Myanmar in 2017.

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