Monday, April 27, 2009

Burma on alert over swine flu

New Delhi (Mizzima) – The Burmese Ministry of Health, as a precautionary measure, is issuing an alert to the people regarding Swine Flu.

An official at the Department of Health in Naypyitaw said they are issuing an alert to hospitals and piggeries regarding a potential outbreak of Swine Flu. This follows an outbreak in Mexico where 103 people have died and 1,614 people have fallen ill.

“So far there is no sign of any Swine Flu in Myanmar [Burma]. But we are taking precautions and are prepared to conduct medical check-ups at the international airports,” the official, who declined to be named, said.

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