The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment has confirmed at
least one case of Influenza Swine Flu in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The Ministry says through its routine and ongoing monitoring and
surveillance activities it has picked up one laboratory confirmed case for
the year 2019.
The patient has made a full recovery without complications.
Influenza A H1N1 commonly called “swine flu” is caused by a
respiratory virus, with symptoms such as Fever; Cough; Sore Throat;
Headache; Vomiting and Diarrhoea.
The Ministry says most people who become infected with influenza will
recover in a few days but some people can develop complications some
of which may be life-threatening.
It is advising the public to be proactive and take the necessary
precautions to reduce the risk of transmission of influenza and other
respiratory viruses.

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