Namibia: Health Ministry Confirms 54 Swine Flu Cases

Namibia: Health Ministry Confirms 54 Swine Flu Cases (News Central TV)

Out of 190 suspected cases, the health ministry of Namibia reports that 54 swine flu infections have been confirmed.

The central Otjozundjopa region and the region around the capital Windhoek, where 24 positive cases have been reported in each area, are the most impacted, according to a statement released by the foreign ministry on Wednesday.

“The cases were reported mainly from Otjozondjupa region (24 out of 37 suspected cases), Khomas (24 out of 138 suspected cases), and Kavango East (6 out of 15 suspected cases),” the statement reads.

The instances have been recorded since July 2022. Additionally, Covid-19 testing was done on some of the instances, but the results were negative.

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Swine flu, usually referred to as H1N1, is an acute viral respiratory infection that commonly causes fever, headaches, myalgia, and other flu-like symptoms in humans.

More than 8,000 suspected cases of the swine flu were recorded in the country of southern Africa in 2009–2010. 102 people tested positive during that outbreak, and one person passed away.

High-risk populations include children, the elderly, and expectant mothers, according to the health ministry.

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