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  • Qatar: 3 students from one family affected by H1N1 flu

    Omar ataihakd Sch that flu cases ' H1N1 ' which was recorded in a primary school for girls was limited and consisted in 3 cases of the same family enrolled in different rows, and follow their health. He has been coordinating with the school administration for recommended preventive action and vaccinate women teachers, administrative staff and students contacts of infected cases, noting in the statement issued late Monday, which was published on the website of the Supreme Council of health, in order to manage the health and safety of students, taken (school) Individual decision to suspend the study Tuesday, without reference to the Supreme Council of health. it is not recommended in such a case to close the school because of the virus from seasonal influenza infection types as classified by the World Health Organization, are merely isolated cases until the disappearance of symptoms, in addition to routine surface cleaning using household cleansers and take necessary vaccinations.

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      (MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Qatari Supreme Council of Health announced that three influenza A (H1N1) infected cases were detected in a primary girls school in the country.
      In a press statement Monday, the SCH underlined that the three girls are sisters and have been quarantined.
      Coordination is going on with the school administration to vaccinate all staff, teachers and students, it said.
      It assured people that the number of detected cases is small and there is no risk for epidemic spread of the virus.


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        More confirmed H1N1 cases in Qatar but no ?emergency epidemic?

        At least five more cases of the H1N1 flu virus have been confirmed in students attending four different schools, kindergartens and nurseries in Qatar this month.
        The latest cases have affected Doha British School (DBS), DPS Modern Indian School, the kindergarten at the German International School and Giggles Nursery, officials there confirmed to Doha News.
        Following advice from Qatar?s Supreme Council of Health (SCH), most of these establishments remain open, but said they have undertaken appropriate cleaning measures.
        The SCH hasn?t publicly commented on the new cases. But earlier this week, following reports that three sisters in an independent school had been diagnosed with H1N1, officials said the number of flu cases remained in line with seasonal averages and that there was no ?emergency epidemic.?
        Schools and nurseries with confirmed cases have written to parents, informing them of the situation and reminding them that children showing typical flu-like symptoms should not attend school.


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          SCH holds coordination meeting on H1N1 influenza A

          Doha: The Supreme Council of Health (SCH) on Thursday held a coordination meeting with other competent authorities about H1N1 Influenza A virus.

          The meeting was chaired by Dr. Saleh bin Ali al-Marri, Assistant Secretary-General for Medical Affairs at the Supreme Council of Health, with the participation of a number of officials in the Council, and a number of officials of the SEC and Hamad Medical Corporation and the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC).

          The meeting discussed the best means to ensure optimal coordination among all the concerned authorities to fight the H1N1 Influenza A virus..

          The Supreme Council of Health is due to hold next Sunday a press conference with the participation of a number of senior officials from all the competent authorities about H1N1 Influenza A virus.