24 Die from Influenza Flu

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THE Ministry of Health says there have been 24 confirmed deaths from the influenza flu.

In its weekly flu update, it said it engaged in a robust nationwide influenza vaccination drive for the 2020 Flu Season (October 2019 to May 2020).

This campaign has been implemented to protect the population against the Influenza (Flu) Virus.

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As of Friday November 29 2019, the Health Ministry Stated:

  • The cumulative number of vaccines administered to the public for this flu season –  24,797;
  • The number of suspected influenza cases for the year – 2919;
  • The number of confirmed influenza deaths for this flu season – 24.

It also noted that people in the following groups were particularly vulnerable to the virus and are urged to get the flu vaccine:

  • Children aged 6 months to 5 years;
  • Pregnant women;
  • Adults over 65;
  • People with chronic medical conditions (such as Diabetes Mellitus);
  • People with chronic respiratory illnesses (such as Asthma).

Persons in the health care workforce and essential services are also encouraged to get the flu vaccine, the release noted.

 

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