Two die of swine flu in Hinthada

Aung Kyaw Myo
A man distributes face masks in Pyay Township. (Photo-Wai Lin)


Hinthada – One H1N1 patient and H3N2 patients were found at Hinthada general hospital, according to medical superintendent of the hospital, Dr Aye Thandar Kyi.

There are 15 patients suspected cases of swine flu at the hospital, with two of the suspected cases already resulting in death.

“We sent nose swabs of eight out of 15 patients to national laboratory. Two of them are infected with H1N1 and H3N2. The results of the remaining six people are still not known,” she said.

The H1N1 patient was a four-year old child from Kwinkalay village, Yekyi township, who died on August 1.

The H3N2 patient was an 84-year old woman who was given medical treatment at the hospital.

“The condition of H3N2 patient is stable since she arrived at the hospital on August 3. We have plans to discharge her but we are still monitoring her condition,” she said.