Makeshift flu clinics set up by the government-run Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital and the private ADK hospital in Malé have been swamped as a seasonal outbreak of influenza continues unabated in the Maldives.
The number of confirmed H1N1 swine flu cases has meanwhile reached 82 out of 279 suspected cases tested as of Tuesday, according to statistics from the Health Protection Agency.
Some 1,416 flu consultations were recorded in the atolls on Tuesday with 27 admissions and 898 consultations in Malé and its suburbs with four admissions.
The four severe flu patients in the capital were hospitalised at IGMH and two tested positive for the H1N1 virus type.
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Source URL: Maldives Independent