Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Influenza A H1N1 Confirmed in Belize

The Ministry of Health wishes to inform the public of five (5) confirmed cases of Influenza A H1N1 in the country of Belize. These results were received today, July 7, 2009, through Belize's reference laboratory CAREC.
All the five cases came from the Corozal district and linked to the Casinos in the Corozal Free Zone. These individuals have been treated and are recovering at home. This highlights the increased surveillance which the Ministry had put in place at the initial response to Influenza A H1N1.
The Ministry of Health is awaiting the results of 15 other suspected cases, majority of which presented mild flu-like symptoms. The Ministry continues its heightened surveillance and awareness campaign to contain this situation.
The Ministry of Health encourages the public to continue washing hands with soap and water, covering your coughs, seek medical attention if you present any flu-like symptoms and stay at home until your symptoms are resolved.
The Ministry would also like to inform the public that there is no need, at this time, to limit any mass gatherings.

1 comment:

cathy said...

the Direct Abundance girls are doing our best to send some medical supplies your way. we almost have a container ready to ship....fingers crossed that it is on it's way..like yesterday! sending well wishes to all Belizians...be well!