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Zimbabwe: Swine Flu Kills Two

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    Masvingo - A resurgent bout of swine flu also known as H1N1 virus, detected in Mushandike Resettlement area, a few kilometres out of Masvingo town along the Masvingo-Beitbridge highway, has killed two people and left dozens hospitalised, a senior health official has confirmed.
    Provincial Medical Director in the Ministry of Health, Dr Robert Mudyiradima said the outbreak, the second in less than two months, had been triggered by Zimbabweans working in other countries who had come for the Christmas holidays.
    ?There has been a resurgent outbreak of the disease, our tests confirmed. But we believe it is another bout as we eradicated the disease the last time we had an outbreak. ?Two people, a child and elderly woman, have since died while others are quarantined at Masvingo General Hospital. We believe the disease was imported by Zimbabweans working in other countries who had come home for the festive season," Mudyiradima said.
    The last swine flu outbreak was detected in the Ngomahuru area, about 30 kilometres west of Masvingo. Mudyiradima said the situation is under control as their health teams are camped in the area and will only leave after being satisfied that the disease is gone.

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    Re: Zimbabwe: Swine Flu Kills Two

    comment: this resurgence is notable as Zimbabwe is in the southern hemisphere, and so this resurgence could be considered 'out of season' for this geography: December - January is also the 'wet' period for the country.