Monday, November 2, 2009

Swine flu update

The total number of confirmed cases of H1N1 has reached 632 as of Sunday, of whom 514 are in UB city. There have been 7 deaths so far. Health Minister S.Lambaa has been criticized by the media for not taking preventive measures soon enough and for downplaying the rate at which the infection was spreading. During his recent meeting with WHO officials, he admitted that the swine flu cases may reach epidemic proportion.  Mongolia received 45,000 tamiflu vaccines recently from WHO.