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TWO NEW CASES OF H1N1



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London-based referential laboratory of the World Health Organization has confirmed two new influenza A (H1N1) cases in Macedonia, but these patients have been already cured, Health Minister Bujar Osmani said Saturday at a session of the National Pandemic Flu Committee.

One of the patients is hospitalized at the Clinic for Infective Diseases, being in good health, while the other one has been already discharged.

- Their identity will not be revealed in line with principles for protection of patients' rights, Osmani said.

London Laboratory has not yet sent the results for only sample, Osmani said, pointing out that no new cases have been registered for the last 24 hours.

The lab results confirm the WHO conclusion that the pandemic is of moderate intensity, Osmani said.

At its session, the National Pandemic Flu Committee concluded that Macedonia was not in need of additional quantity of the anti-viral drug Tamiflu.

The Minister extended gratitude to medical personnel of the Clinic for Infective Diseases and medical teams working on the ground for their dedication and professionalism.

"But most of all I wish to thank to citizens for their awareness of the need of prevention and timely protection", Osmani said.


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