H1N1 fatality now ‘very low’

Ei Thinzar Kyaw, Nyein Nyein Thu
Masks are still commonly called see.


The Ministry of Health and Sports has announced that the deaths from H1N1 seasonal influenza is now "very low".

From September 1 to 13, only one patient died from swine flu, according to the ministry.

Since July 21, when infections caught public attention, the ministry said it had monitored the spread of the flu and found August 15 marked the end of the peak period.

Since the beginning of this month the disease’s mortality and spread had declinedThe transmission from H1N1 patients to health professionals was also low, added the ministry.

Until September 11, among 1,131 people hospitalised for severe respiratory diseases, H1N1 was found in 398 of them

Yangon, Ayeyawady and Bago regions were hit hardest by the flu.


Translated by Nay Thiha