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Myanmar says new influenza A/H1N1 still strikes 8 townships

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  • Myanmar says new influenza A/H1N1 still strikes 8 townships

    YANGON, Mar 20, 2010 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The Myanmar health authorities said on Saturday that new influenza A/H1N1 is still striking the country's eight townships in five divisions and states with 36 people of flu-like symptoms still being hospitalized so far during this month.

    "There has been still the case of the pandemic in Dagon Myothit- South and Bahan townships in Yangon division, Chanmyathazi township in Mandalay division, Kyaukme, Hsipaw and Nawnghkio townships in Shan state-North, Monywa township in Sagaing division and Magway township in Magway division," said the Health Ministry.

    "Two of them were discharged and the others are in health care but no one is dead," the ministry revealed.

    The ministry added that it is taking preventive measures against the pandemic.

    According to a compiled statistical report, a total of 126 people were infected with the new influenza A/H1N1 in Myanmar as of February this year since the outbreak of the disease in the country in June last year.

    Of the flu patients, 109 have been discharged from hospitals, an earlier report quoted the Yangon division administration as saying.

    In February, the pandemic struck Chin state's Tiddim township, Shan state's Kyaukme and Yangon division's six townships of Bahan, Tamway, Dagon Myothit (north and east), Shwepyita, Hlaingtharya and Hmawby.

    Myanmar reported the first case of new flu A/H1N1 in the country on June 27 last year with a 13-year-old girl who developed the symptoms after coming back home from Singapore a day earlier.