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Swine flu cases found in Maldives, “not dangerous”: HPA


Health Protection Agency (HPA) announced late Sunday that some people have tested positive for HN1 virus or swine flu amidst an increasing rise in influenza and respiratory diseases in the Maldives.

In a statement, the agency assured the public that whereas swine flu was first identified as a dangerous disease during its first global outbreak in 2009, it is now akin to a “common cold” with discovery of remedies for swine flu in addition to the great numbers of infected patients that recover.

However, HPA warned that swine flu still poses danger to children, elderly people and those with major health conditions such as lung diseases.

The agency stated it is currently working in collaboration with healthcare facilities under standard policies to control the disease.

Symptoms of swine flu are similar to a common cold or flu with coughing, fever, runny nose, blocked nose, aches in the throat, body or head, shivering and fatigue.

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Source URL: Mihaaru-News

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