Addis Ababa, Ethiopia — The Ministry of Health said H1N1 flu virus has not been detected in any other person so far except the two Ethiopian students, who were treated last Saturday.
The Ministry said the government has made the necessary preparation to control the virus.
Ministry’s public relations directorate director Ahmed Emano urged the public not be shocked by baseless rumors concerning the virus. He also proved to be false the hearsay information saying vaccination is being given in the city to prevent the virus
Ahmed said the virus was detected in two of three students who came here from the USA last Saturday .The students returned home after receiving treatment.
So far, the cause of the virus has not been yet known.
The director urged the public to follow attentively update information about the disease.
More than 80 countries are now reporting cases of human infection with H1N1 flu and 163 deaths. Cases of the flu are also reported in Africa in Egypt, Morocco and South Africa, according to WHO.
The symptoms of this new H1N1 flu virus in people include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. A significant number of people who have been infected with this new H1N1 virus also have reported diarrhea and vomiting.
The ministry urged the public to provide information to St. Paulos Hospital through phone line 011 2 75 01 25 when they observe symptoms of the virus.
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