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Spread of swine flu drops to normal, no danger: HPA

State Health Minister Aishath Rameela (L) speaks at parliament meeting between the HPA and Committee on Oversight of the Government. PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED/MIHAARU

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) on Thursday announced that the viral flu epidemic, including swine flu, spreading across the Maldives has reached normal levels, thus assuring that there is nothing to hide about the swine flu status from citizens.

Speaking at a meeting with the parliament’s Committee on Oversight of the Government, HPA stated that 769 people have tested for the H1N1 virus so far out of which 261 tested positive. According to HPA, nine patients are hospitalised to treat swine flu, two of whom are in Intensive Care.

The statistics released by HPA on March 29 showed that 222 people had tested positive for swine flu then, which is an average of 30 people per week. Six people have died of the disease so far.

The State Minister of Health Aishath Rameela asserted during the committee meeting that the current flu status in the Maldives has levelled out and is back to normal. She assured that any drastic or negative changes will be brought to the immediate attention of citizens.

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Source URL: Mihaaru-News

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