The Maldivian Red Crescent has been at the forefront of efforts to curb an outbreak of Acute Respiratory Infections, including cases of the H1N1 influenza virus infection, known colloquially as ‘swine flu’, which has claimed three lives in the country in 2017.
According to statistics released by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) on 21 March, the number of people with Acute Respiratory Infections stands at 1,440, with the highest number of cases recorded in Laamu Atoll. 155 people have tested positive for the H1N1 virus, of which 32 have been hospitalised.
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