Swine flu: Patients recovering

Government’s efforts towards treating cases of the Influenza A, H1N1 (Swine flu) have bred positive results with some cases recovering fully – the Head of the response team, Dr. Justin Wane, revealed yesterday.

Government’s efforts towards treating cases of the Influenza A, H1N1 (Swine flu) have bred positive results with some cases recovering fully – the Head of the response team, Dr. Justin Wane, revealed yesterday.

In relation to the development, the expert noted that a number of individuals who tested positive for the virus have successfully recovered from the influenza and will soon go back to their normal lives.

“I can not specifically reveal the number that has recovered, but some have indeed recovered.

They are just waiting for the remaining seven days of quarantine period to elapse so that they can resume their daily work.

“Clearly, this influenza is just a common flu with mild symptoms and treating infected people is progressing just fine. There is therefore no cause for alarm, but as said before, the public should still stick to the preventative measures as a way of curbing transmission,” Wane told The New Times.

By press time, the cases were still standing at 25, but officials said other samples had been taken from individuals who had come in to contact with the previously confirmed cases, adding that results will soon be revealed.

With regard to prevention, health experts still maintain that behavioral change is imperative in order to curbing transmission levels.

“Everyone should remember to cover their noses and mouths when sneezing and coughing.

“Proper hygiene such as washing hands at all times must be emphasized while unnecessary greeting styles like hand-shakes, hugging and kissing should be stopped until the flu episode passes,” the Health Minister, Dr. Richard Sezibera recently advised.

The first case that tested positive for the Influenza was confirmed in the country on 9 October and this was a returning citizen from the United States of America.

Since last week, cases have increased daily but officials assert that aggressive treatment is being administered to ensure their quick recovery.

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