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H1N1: Two new cases of death in Morocco

The number of deaths from the H1N1 flu has increased to 11, according to a new balance sheet provided on Sunday by the Ministry of Health. The department of Anas Doukkali however specifies that the epidemiological situation in Morocco remains “usual”, in comparison with the previous seasons.

The Health Ministry announced on Sunday that the number of deaths from the H1N1 flu had increased to eleven, stressing that “the current epidemiological situation remains usual, in comparison with previous seasons and with the world situation reported by the World Health Organization”.

In a statement, the department of Anas Doukkali indicates that out of a total of 58 cases with severe acute respiratory infection (IRAS), treated in public hospitals and private clinics and tested positive for the subtype A (H1N1), 15 patients have fully recovered and 32 are still on treatment.

And to add that “the other 11 patients died, following complications related to, at least, a vulnerability factor: pregnancy, chronic diseases, old age and very young age”.

“These cases are from Casablanca (4 cases), Tangier (3 cases) and Rabat, Fez, Tantan and Azilal (1 case respectively)”.

“For all patients presenting in an array of IRAS and requiring antiviral treatment, the drugs are available at public hospitals and accessible to private clinics through wholesalers,” says the ministry, which continues to recall “importance of general hygiene measures for the prevention of seasonal influenza and vaccination, especially indicated for vulnerable subjects”.

For more information and advice on this subject, citizens can contact the economic number set up by the Ministry of Health: 080 100 47 47.

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