3,199 officially confirmed cases of influenza A(H1N1) virus ,anti-viral medication to rural and remote areas to treat indigenous Australians

By Live Dr - Mon Jun 29, 8:04 pm

Bangkok,  (DPA) Thai health authorities Saturday announced the country’s first H1N1-related death – a 47-year-old Thai woman.
Rewat Wisruthwes, director-general of the Health Ministry’s Medicine Department, confirmed that the patient died about 3 a.m. Saturday, the Bangkok Post online news service reported.

Thailand has confirmed 1,132 patients who contracted the H1N1 virus, also called swine flu, of which 1,110 have recovered. Of the other 22 still in hospital, two are listed in critical condition, the report said.

Chennai,   (IANS) A six-year-old boy who arrived in Chennai from Sydney Saturday and exhibited symptoms of swine flu has been quarantined, an official said.
“The boy, who flew in with four of his family members early Saturday morning, showed symptoms of swine flu and is under our observation at the Communicable Diseases Hospital here,” city health officer P.Kugananthan told IANS.

A couple who arrived in Chennai from the US last week had tested positive for swine flu and were admitted to hospital.

Canberra,  (Xinhua) The number of people infected with the deadly influenza A(HINI) virus, or the Swine flu, has crossed the 3,000-mark in Australia, the health ministry announced Thursday.
In an update to reporters, Health Minister Nicola Roxon said the country had 3,199 officially confirmed cases of influenza A(H1N1) virus as of Thursday afternoon.

Of them, 168 have been hospitalized. Thirty-six people were still in hospitals and 13 in intensive care units, she said.

“Those who have been in hospital mostly have been people with existing conditions,” she added.

So far three Australians have died from swine flu – one in South Australia and two in Victoria.

Roxon said guidelines have been released for the treatment of indigenous Australians, who might be particularly susceptible.

The government was deploying anti-viral medication to rural and remote areas to treat indigenous Australians, if necessary, she said.


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