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Windhoek resident dies from Swine flu

Windhoek resident dies from Swine flu

Zorena Jantze
The deadly seasonal flu known as H1N1 or more popularly as Swine flu has reared it’s ugly viral head again claiming the live of a 47-year-old man in the capital.

DEADLY VIRUS: Picture for illustrative purposes only.

Confirming the death, Ministry of Health’s deputy executive director Petronella Masabane stated that laboratory tests confirmed that the person died as a result of the H1N1 virus at a private health facility on Sunday, 14 July 2019, in Windhoek.
She added that a full report of an incident is still to be compiled.
In June the Ministry of Health confirmed that seven individuals were diagnosed with the flu, but that the deadly virus had to spread outside the capital yet.
The seasonal influenza flu first broke out in Namibia in the year 2009 and has since been circulating all-year-round in the last decade, however, cases peak during winter.
H1N1 influenza patients exhibit symptoms such as red eyes, vomiting, runny and stuffy nose, sore throat, coughing, high temperature and diarrhoea as well as fatigue.

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