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Regional press review

By Chamsudine Ali
Posted on 24/11/2017 at 07:45, updated on 24/11/2017 at 08:09

A bad virus circulates in the Comoros, health centers are stormed.

"The health centers are crowded with people, both children and adults," says the newspaper "Al Watwan," "the reception rooms and hospital rooms are packed. Children (mostly), women and men. Nobody is spared. The symptoms are the same for everyone. High fever, flu, cough, headache, vomiting and fatigue, pain in the joints. Almost three weeks since the citizens lived this situation, but nobody seems to know what it is. Some call it an epidemic. While some doctors think it is a seasonal flu, others refuse to give it a name and refute the idea that it would be an epidemic. As for the treatment, it is ... symptomatic.

"The national head of the epidemiological surveillance indicates that samples will be made and sent to Madagascar for analysis.
According to him, the disease that rages in the Indian Ocean region and according to exchanges he has had with colleagues from Mayotte, which is also rife in the sister island is an influenza A type H1N1. He calls on the population to strengthen hygiene measures.