Thursday, March 14, 2013

Libya: Health Officials Confirm Cases of H1N1 Virus

Previously posted yesterday on this situation, here.
A number of flu cases reported recently in Libya are found to be of the type H1 N1 virus that leads to death when not treated properly, the Director of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Mohamed Aboughalia told journalists in Tripoli Tuesday morning.

Infected cases so far have reached 29 cases. Five deaths have been reported including one in Tripoli, one in Zawia and three in Darna in eastern Libya.

Infected cases are distributed on Libyan cities to be six in Darna, two in Benghazi, three in Baiyda, one in Marj, three in Misurata, two in Khums, 10 in Tripoli and two in Zawia.

Three cases in Tripoli have been diagnosed as being infected with the H1 N1 virus while the remaining cases are being tested. -snip- He said Tamiflu medicine and spray ampoules have been distributed to all NCDC branches in the country.

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