Barbados confirms four cases, including one death, of H1N1 influenza

h1n1Barbados has confirmed four cases of influenza A H1N1 including one death.

A statement from the Ministry of Health said that results from the 10 samples sent to the Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) last week had confirmed the cases. It said the other six samples were negative for the H1N1 virus.

Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Elizabeth Ferdinand said Barbados has an adequate supply of Tamiflu which is recommended for persons in high risk groups, and those who need hospitalisation.

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5 Comments

  1. BEN HAYNES
    October 4, 2013

    Wow.

  2. Kaka Bouwik
    October 1, 2013

    Fellow citizens, residents and visitors please pay attention to information/ bulletings that are issued by the local health authorities.Let’s put all our petty issues aside.Your health,my health,our heath and the general health of our nation should be the most important issue facing us right now.Influenza is already in our backyard and may very well be in our house by now.Let’s work to protect our people young and old and every one in between.Stay safe my people.

  3. huu
    October 1, 2013

    The Independence season is here… could we please take pre-caution towards the spread of this? There will be a lot of foreigners in the place!.

  4. Davo
    October 1, 2013

    Great… Just what we need with Independence Celebrations and WCMF around the corner…

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