Mauritius reports first toll of A/ H1N1 flu in 2010

20:22, July 12, 2010      

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Mauritius has recorded the first victim who succumbed to A/ H1N1 flu in 2010, local medical sources reported over the weekend.

A government official aged 51 died on Saturday night in a private clinic after having been admitted on July 4 for what was believed to be a flu.

After his health status started deteriorating rapidly, he was transferred to the intensive care unit.

Doctors indicated that he died from a viral infection with respiratory distress. Tests that were carried out on this patient early last week confirmed the presence of the A/H1N1 virus.

Several suspected cases of A/H1N1 virus have been detected in both private and public health centers.

According to information received from the private clinic, the victim had suffered from the flu for about 15 days.

Despite the antibiotics that had been prescribed by his doctor, his health status did not improve hence his hospitalization.

According to a number of doctors in Mauritius, the resurgence of the A/ H1N1 virus is now a reality. Already, in the beginning of the week, several doctors in private clinics had raised the alarm about the re-emergence of this virus in Mauritius.

Source: Xinhua


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