A/H1N1 influenza cases reach 31 in Myanmar
One more person in Myanmar was confirmed to have been infected with the new influenza A/H1N1, bringing the total number of such cases to 31 in the country, according to the Health Department Wednesday, Xinhua reported.
The new female patient, aged 33, returned from Singapore on Monday by flight No. MI-518.
The patient's 10 family members are kept in home quarantine, while 112 passengers and 131 airport staff are also under surveillance, the report said.
Of Myanmar's 31 flu patients including a 15-year-old Filipino girl, 25 have fully recovered and were discharged from hospitals, the sources said, adding that the six remaining patients, who are under special medical treatment, appear recovering.
Myanmar reported the first case of new flu A/H1N1 in the country on June 27 with a 13-year-old girl developing the symptoms after coming back from Singapore a day earlier.
The authorities continue to take preventive measures against the possible spread of the global human flu pandemic, advising all private clinics in the country to report or transfer all flu- suspected patients, who return from abroad, to local state-run hospitals or health departments for increased surveillance.