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Wed, 27 Jan 2010 12:59 - Updated Wed, 27 Jan 2010 13:11

Number of H1N1 flu cases unchanged

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Luanda - The number of cases of the H1N1 flu recorded by Angolan health authorities in the whole country remains 37, Angop learned Tuesday in Luanda.


The information was released by the coordinator of the interministerial commission for H1N1 flu prevention, José Vieira Dias Van-Dúnem.


"The epidemiological situation of the H1N1 flu in the country remains by 37 so far, 33 of which in Luanda and four in the provinces of Bengo and Huila ",  he stressed.


José Van-Dúnem said prevention measures have been reinforced in the four provincial capitals where the Orange Africa Cup of Nations (Angola2010) games are taking place, due to a larger circulation of people in those regions. 


According to him, the situation of the epidemics remains unchanged from January 19-26, as a result of the increment of the number of medical infrastructures and easier access of people to drinking water.


He said that since the country reached a lasting peace, the Government has been engaged in the process of national reconstruction, with a stress to the areas of heath, with a view to the construction of a healthy society.


José Van-Dúnem, who is also the Angola Health minister, said the disease continues killing people around the world, in view of the aggressive nature of the H1N1 virus.


On the other hand, he regretted the 14.144 deaths recorded since the disease was declared in the world.