Health Ministry: Three deaths, 26 infections in week from seasonal influenza

The Health Ministry said on Tuesday that seasonal influenza infection rates declined last week to 359 H1N1 virus patients, of whom 26 were positive and three died.
As far as Infectious diseases among schoolchildren last week, the ministry reported 197 cases of rheumatoid parotid and 75 cases of chickenpox, with no complications that need hospitalization.
The ministry said it is taking all measures to prevent the spread of seasonal influenza.
Swine flu deaths announced earlier in the month drove the total number of deaths in March to 81, compared to 69 in February.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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