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  • Three H1N1 flu cases recorded in Bahrain

    Three new swine flu cases have been recorded in Bahrain, it has emerged.

    The patients were kept under observation in health centres and are now recovering at home, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.

    However, an Ethiopian woman, who became the first person to test positive this year, remains in a critical condition at Salmaniya Medical Complex.

    The 41-year-old walked into the Accident and Emergency department on February 3 with high fever, urinary tract infection and other complications.

    Samples tested at the public health laboratory later showed she was infected with swine flu and is being kept in isolation.

    "The Ethiopian patient continues to be in critical condition and is in the Intensive Care Unit," said Public Health directorate director Dr Mariam Al Mulla, who confirmed the three new H1N1 cases.

    "Tests were conducted on her family and her Bahraini husband, which were all negative and this is a good sign."

    Dr Mulla said the patient did not travel outside the country and contracted the virus locally.

    http://www.tradearabia.com/news/HEAL_252341.html

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    Re: Three H1N1 flu cases recorded in Bahrain

    Swine flu cases in Bahrain rise to six

    The GDN yesterday obtained the Health Ministry's Weekly Feedback Reports circulated to health professionals around the country, which showed that five cases of the H1N1 virus were registered in just one week.

    On Tuesday health officials announced that three patients, who tested positive for the virus, were recovering at home after being kept under observation in health centres.

    However, an Ethiopian woman, who became the first person to contract the virus this year, remains in critical condition at Salmaniya Medical Complex.

    Complications

    The 41-year-old walked into the Accident and Emergency department on February 3 with high fever, urinary tract infection and other complications.

    Samples tested at the public health laboratory later showed she was infected with swine flu and is being kept in isolation.

    Health professionals have been advised to refer cases of the flu to SMC for testing.

    Twenty-one swine flu cases were confirmed in Bahrain last year following 582 tests at the public health laboratory.

    One fatality was recorded - a 41-year-old Indian man who died after contracting the virus while on holiday in Kerala.

    http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsD...storyid=371052

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