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H1N1 in south Trinidad: 3 deaths

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  • H1N1 in south Trinidad: 3 deaths

    Health Min­is­ter Ter­rence Deyals­ingh says there is a cri­sis in the out­break of H1N1 or swine flu in Trinidad es­pe­cial­ly in the south­ern part of the coun­try where there have been three re­port­ed deaths.
    Deyals­ingh made this dis­clo­sure to the me­dia af­ter the of­fi­cial open­ing of the San­gre Grande En­hanced Health Cen­tre at Ojoe Road, San­gre Grande yes­ter­day.
    The Min­is­ter of Health con­firmed that three deaths have been record­ed as a re­sult of H1N1 and not­ed there are many more lab-con­firmed cas­es.
    He ad­vised the pop­u­la­tion of Trinidad and To­ba­go to get the in­fluen­za vac­cine as it is be­ing of­fered at the na­tion’s health in­sti­tu­tions free of charge.
    He said some peo­ple are lack­adaisi­cal as they nev­er seem to seek the in­ter­est of their own health.
    Deyals­ingh made an ap­peal to all present to en­cour­age mem­bers of their fam­i­ly and com­mu­ni­ty to take the flu shot be­fore its too late. He said in 24 hours some­one hav­ing the virus can die.
    The Min­is­ter of Health has been ap­peal­ing to the pop­u­la­tion to get the vac­cine but he says his pleas have fall­en on deaf ears.