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Belize confirms 3 cases of H1N1 Influenza virus in Corozal District

Posted: Friday, July 27, 2018. 6:40 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: Belize has three confirmed cases of Swine Flu in the Corozal District.

The cases were confirmed this afternoon at the Central Medical Lab in Belize City.

The cases appear to have direct link to Mexico as the infected persons had recently traveled across the border.

Two males tested positive had recently gone to Merida and Yucatan. A pregnant woman who also tested positive resides in Chetumal.

In response to the confirmation, the Ministry of Health has activated its Northern Regional and National Surveillance Teams to start managing these cases and to plan further action.

The H1N1 influenza virus, often times referred to as the Swine Flu, emerged in 2009 and has similar symptoms as the regular flu but it is caused by a new virus for which there is no resistance by the human body.

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