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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Namibia : H1N1 Flu Cases Up to Eight

Via :

" There were eight confirmed cases of H1N1(swine) flu in Namibia by yesterday - all from the coastal towns of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay.

According to the chairman of the National Health Emergency Management Committee, Dr Jack Vries, 71 people from all over Namibia have been tested for the virus to date.

"Sixty-two of these were negative, while eight were positive. We are awaiting the result of one person from Rehoboth," said Dr Vries.

"However, everyone who's been tested positive is healthy now. No one is sick anymore."

It is still suspected that the virus was re-introduced to Namibia after a group of Swakopmund residents returned from a trip to Thailand a couple of months ago. Two of the group tested positive for H1N1 soon after their return to Namibia - the first reported cases in the country this year."

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