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UPDATE: Three confirmed deaths from H1 N1 influenza virus | News

Nicole Dawkins-Wright, Acting Director of Emergency, Disaster Management and Special Services in the Health Ministry, has said that Jamaicans have died as a result of the H1N1 influenza virus.

Speaking with RJRNews Dawkins-Wright said the Deaths were recorded at St Ann, Kingston, and St Catherine.

Earlier this afternoon, Dawkins-Wright confirmed The Gleaner that the H1N1 virus is in Jamaica but said that it is not the swine flu strain.

According to her, the characteristics of the strains are different, but the manifestations or symptoms are the same.

The symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headaches, chills and fatigue.


N1 has been circulating every year in Jamaica since 2009. While there is no difference in the manifestation O The H1N1 virus and the swine flu, "Dawkins-Wright said.

They added that to the advisory earlier this year, suggesting an increase in influenza-like illnesses, predominantly H1N1.

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Today's disclosure by the health ministry Alan Magnus , Karlene 'Kerry' Magnus, who died last Friday complaining with the virus.

"Dying from it. (For) Kerry's death, the paper which said he died from the hospital, "said Magnus.


Medical doctor and opposition spokesperson on Dr Dayton Campbell said that

"H1N1 influenza would be silent in the exact same way." What the ministry ought to do to inform the public that the virus is here.

"They have the complications and everything; Swine flu, H1N1, all of them are covered in the same vaccine, so I do not know what they are differentiating, "Campbell said.

Making reference to the ministry's advisory Campbell has not yet published a full report on the existence of the virus.

the Intensive Care Unit at the University of West Indies suffering from the virus, as well as a death in St Catherine.

"That's not what you should do." The population, "Campbell said.

He emphasized that Jamaicans can not even protect themselves from the virus.

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