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Wed, 10 Feb 2010 11:34 - Updated Wed, 10 Feb 2010 11:34

Angola maintains control of swine flu


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Luanda – Angola maintains measures of control against the H1N1 flu, the illness that registered a decreased infection rate in the last three months, ANGOP learnt Tuesday in Luanda from deputy Health minister for hospitals, Carlos Alberto Masseca.

The official, who was speaking during the assessment meeting of the Swine Flu Inter-ministerial Commission, stressed that since the beginning of the outbreak in 2009, Angola registered 37 cases.

The deputy minister said that despite having registered a decrease in cases, the country continues information and educating the population on how to prevent possible outbreaks.

In the year 2009, Africa recorded 17,000 cases of the illness in 37 countries, which resulted in 167 deaths.