Health': 3 deaths disease 'swine flu' since the beginning of the winter season
Thursday, 20/12/2012 - 02:47 pm
Ramallah - banner media:
Spokesman Ministry of Health Tarif Ashour, the number of deaths due to disease (H1N1), known as 'swine flu', $ 3 since the beginning of the winter season, the death of a pregnant woman, on Thursday morning, during the proceedings transferred to an Israeli hospital.
Ashour said in a press statement arrived 'WAFA' copy of which is that there are more than 40 patients have been diagnosed with the disease, and some of them were admitted to the hospital and treated, and left most health centers.
The general manager of primary health care and public health at the Ministry of Health, Asad Ramlawi, the disease caused by the virus became part of seasonal influenza, noting that the crews of the Ministry of Health is on the diagnosis and highly experienced to deal with him.
He pointed out that drugs to treat the disease private medicine (Tamiflu) are available with the Ministry of Health facilities, and that the disease, according to the Public Health Act is one of the infectious diseases that are exempt from the health insurance fees of any citizen.
Ramlawi called on all medical staff to deal with cases with low immune subjects of chronic diseases like heart disease, lung cancer and kidney and blood, as well as pregnant women and the elderly over 65 years of age, with special care.
He called those categories treatment immediately any symptoms of the flu, which comes in the form of a rise in temperature and pain in the joints, head and sometimes associated with diarrhea, vomiting and general weakness, demanding in the case of complications Kalassaobh breathing need to go immediately to the hospital and start treatment until the advent of the test result.
Ramlawi noted that three cases of deaths of patients who were suffering from a shortage of the immune system of the different areas of the provinces of the country, and that the injuries which reached local health centers was part of a wave of influenza that is sweeping the region.