Monday, May 18, 2009

H1N1 Swine Flu, Belize Situation update

As far as we know there is still non confirmed H1N1 "swine flu" case in Belize.

Belizean Test Results
At all, over 25 samples where tested in the Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC) in Trinidad. Till know all the results are negative.

Situation in Chetumal and Mexico
The mexican Press and some medical News Resources, reported till know over 20 cases of H1N1 in the Border Town Chetumal.

Mexico has reported to WHO 2895 laboratory confirmed human cases of infection, including 66 deaths.

Central America and the Caribbean
The following countries have reported to WHO laboratory confirmed cases with no deaths: Cuba (3), El Salvador (4) , Guatemala (3), Honduras (1).

Hot Line
The Ministry of Health has established a Hot Line for the public from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm. the number is 629-5604 and will be handled by Nurse Augustina Eligio, stationed at MOH HQ.

We are monitoring the swine flu situation closely on this blog and will blog news as soon as they arrive. We hope we will only have good news for Belize.

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