15 H1N1 in Myanmar

Myanmar ministry of health, on 7 August, announced the fifteenth A/ novel influenza patient in Myanmar, according to a news report from RFA (Radio Free Asia).

According to Dr. Saw Lwin, Deputy Director of Myanmar ministry of health, the 15th H1N1 influenza victim was a three year old child who got influenza from his cousin, who was coming back from Singapore on 1st August. This is the first reported case of local spread of H1N1 in Myanmar.

According to Dr. Saw Lwin, ten of the 15 patients were already discharged from the hospital while 5 remained in the hospital. He said all are well and will be discharged withing a few days.

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