|400 000 cases of severe flu reported|
|Saturday, 28 July 2012 22:14|
The severe influenza (flu) that has swept across the country over the past three weeks has claimed a life while 400 000 cases have been reported, officials in the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare have revealed.
“This strain usually affects the older generation, pregnant women and those suffering from HIV and Aids. We would like to urge the nation to quickly seek medical attention when they suffer from flu and make use of the antibiotics that are readily available in pharmacies across the country.”
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, Brigadier-General Dr Gerald Gwinji, urged those affected by the respiratory illness not to raise alarm bells because the flu is expected during this time of the year. “It is the normal seasonal flu similar to the normal flu. It is expected during this time of the year,” he said.
“There is no need to be alarmed by the severe aches or symptoms. It is caused by changing seasons, thus a seasonal flu,” he said.