Confirmed cases of the Influenza A H1N1, also known as Swine flu, have reached 38.
Officials from the Ministry of Health say that all cases have at one point in time come in contact with the family of six that initially tested positive for the influenza.
“We are still tracing more of these individuals but there is no cause for alarm as confirmed cases have been isolated and are being treated aggressively. Some of the people who tested positive have recovered completely and those that are still on treatment have mild symptoms,” Dr. Justine Wane, the head of the Swine flu response team told The New Times.
An emergency working group composed of TRAC Plus, National Reference Laboratory, Rwanda Health Communication Center, CAMERWA, referral hospitals and Partners started working immediately.
According to officials, there are more than 14,000 treatment doses of Tamiflu, a drug used to treat the virus, and protective equipment.
While this episode prevails, the public is urged to cover noses and mouths when coughing and wash hands at all times.
Institutions like schools, Military camps and prisons are advised to take precautionary measures and report any suspected cases.