Six people have died in an outbreak of H1N1 influenza largely hitting Burma’s biggest city, Rangoon, a health official said on Thursday, amid government efforts to track the spread of the virus known as swine flu.
Burmese health officials said on Tuesday that two more people had died after contracting H1N1 influenza in the largest city, Rangoon, a day after the government said more than a dozen people had contracted the virus known as swine flu.
Burma called for calm on Monday after 13 people were confirmed to have contracted H1N1 influenza and a boy had died with flu-like symptoms, raising fears of a new outbreak of a virus also known as swine flu.
Burma is training up hundreds of midwives in an effort to reduce the number of women who die in childbirth, one of many social policy reforms launched by the country as it emerges from decades of military rule.
A Rangoon pilot programme launched by Medicines Sans Frontieres in Burma is testing a new international access campaign using two new drugs — bedaquiline and delamanid — that are not widely available in countries like Burma that have a high tuberculosis (TB) burden.
Doctors at the government hospital in Naypyidaw have successfully removed what appeared to be triplet foetuses inside a three-month-old boy, the Burmese military-owned Myawady News reported on Tuesday.