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Syringe against the swine flu
Vaccine against the H1N1 virus arrived '- First-risk groups are considered
On Friday, Dr. Magda Robalo by the World Health Organisation (WHO) presented a quota of 216 000 doses of H1N1 vaccine to Deputy Health Minister Petrina Haingura. Now begins the immunization against swine flu.

For the immunization campaign against the H1N1 virus has Deputy Health Minister Petrina Haingura (r) 216 000 doses of the vaccine by WHO representative Dr. Magda Robalo (left) receive. Windhoek - The vaccine, which was donated by the WHO, is stored until the start of the national vaccination campaign (NID) in a cold room of the government depots in Windhoek. He range for ten percent of the Namibian population, they say.

First to 28 May the risk groups are vaccinated, which include mainly social workers, nurses, and immigration and customs officials. The first phase of national vaccination campaign is planned from 1 to 3 June. Newborns and infants up to 59 months receive vitamin A in addition to an oral polio vaccination. Infants aged between six and eleven months will also receive the H1N1 vaccine. Likewise, pregnant women, the vaccine is injected. The second phase of the vaccination campaign will be from 6 to 8 Take place in July. These are newborns and infants up to 59 months again received an oral polio vaccine and children aged six to eleven months, the two BWA dose of H1N1 vaccine.

The recent swine flu cases were reported in the Erongo Region (AZ) reported. So far we have examined in the coastal cities of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay 89 patients with suspected swine flu, which was found in nine patients in the H1N1 pathogen, it said.

The symptoms of swine flu and seasonal flu are very similar. Both are characterized by a sudden occurrence of fever, malaise, anorexia and rhinitis. However, come the pigs of influenza, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea and respiratory problems and eye redness or inflammation-added.

In order to protect themselves against a possible infection, you should observe some rules, such as large as possible and avoid crowds. Frequent hand washing with soap under running water is a must. It should always be in a clean handkerchief coughed and sneezed and this is then thrown away. If symptoms appear H1N1, is a doctor immediately.

Wiebke Schmidt