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Over 80 people test positive for swine flu: HPA

A man helps a child put on a face mask as precaution against swine flu. PHOTO: NISHAN ALI/MIHAARU

The number of people infected by the H1N1 virus has increased to total 82, Health Protection Agency (HPA) announced late Wednesday.

According to the agency, 279 people were tested for swine flu by Wednesday out of which 82 (29 percent) tested positive.

HPA’s information revealed that 473 people have consulted at IGMH so far due to high fever, out of whom four are in poor condition and are currently receiving treatment; two of them tested positive for swine flu. ADK Hospital received 118 patients exhibiting flu symptoms on Wednesday, while 162 people went to Hulhumale Hospital and 145 to Villimale Hospital in the two suburbs.

The health agency stated that the atoll most affected by swine flu at the moment is Raa with 157 people who sought consultations for flu on Wednesday alone. In capital Male atoll there were 118 people and 114 people in Shaviyani atoll.

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Source URL: Mihaaru-News

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