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Kingdom’s swine flu infections rise to 480

Kingdom’s swine flu infections rise to 480

THE number of people infected with influenza A(H1N1), commonly known as swine flu, has risen to 480, but no new deaths have been recorded, according to the Ministry of Health’s Department of Communicable Disease Control on Sunday.

As of last Thursday, the department’s Web site stated that eight new cases had emerged over a period of one week. The virus has now been detected in 13 provinces.

The previous update, on November 26, noted 472 cases.

To date, five people in Cambodia have died of swine flu since it was detected here in June. The first confirmed death came on September 27 when a 41-year-old woman succumbed to the virus.

To fight the spread of the virus, health officials recommend people wash their hands frequently, refrain from spitting in public, use tissues when coughing or sneezing, and avoid crowds.

If you show any signs of symptoms such as a fever above 38C, coughing, headaches, muscle aches, a sore throat, runny nose or lethargy, call the influenza hotlines on 115 (free call), 012 488 981 or 089 669 567.

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