MEDIA RELEASE: Scientists in China have confirmed for the first time that the influenza A H7N9 virus has transmitted from birds’specifically, chicken at a wet poultry market’to humans, according to an Article published Online First in The Lancet.
Gauteng Department of Health and Social development is urging pregnant women, patients with chronic lung and heart diseases, diabetic, school going learners under the age of 20 as well as senior citizens over 65 years to immunize against H1N1 virus by Friday, 31 July 2010.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says the full impact of the swine flu outbreak in Africa has yet to be seen. The agency said this at a regional conference on the pandemic, earlier this week in Johannesburg.
Panic over the outbreak of Swine flu in the country has seen levels of absenteeism rise in the workplace. This is according to Kaelo Consulting, a company specialising in wellness and occupational health.