H1N1 flu cases fall sharply in Au­gust

The Myanmar Times - - News -

SEA­SONAL in­fluenza H1N1 in­fec­tion is sig­nif­i­cantly going down since Au­gust 15, ac­cord­ing to health of­fi­cials.

The sec­ond re­viewed state­ment on H1N1 of the Min­istry of Health and Sports es­tab­lishes that 37 pa­tients died from H1N1 and 398 other cases were re­ported from July 11 to Septem­ber 11.

It fur­ther men­tions that the cur­rent in­fec­tion rate has caused very few fa­tal­i­ties.

Dr Than Tun Aung, deputy di­rec­tor gen­eral of the Depart­ment of Pub­lic Health said that “[they] will con­tinue sur­veil­lance and pre­ven­tion, in­clud­ing in hos­pi­tals. Even though the fa­tal­ity and trans­mis­sion is going down, [they] have to re­main vig­i­lant”.

From July 21 to Septem­ber 11, a to­tal of 1,131 pa­tients have been tested, among them 398 were di­ag­nosed with H1N1 and 46 with H3N2.

Thirty-seven of the in­fected pa­tients passed away, which sets the fa­tal­ity rate at 3.27 per­cent.

The share of fa­tal­i­ties amounts to 60 pc for in­di­vid­u­als be­tween 13 and 65 years old; 21 pc un­der five years old; 14 pc be­tween five and 12 years old; and five per­cents above 65 years old.

The state­ment re­ports that the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion is of low sever­ity due to low trans­mis­sion level. – Myint Kay Thi

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