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Influenza A H1N1 News Update 13th July 2009

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The Ministry of Health continues to carry out control measures for Influenza A H1N1 outbreak which is currently affecting the country.
According to the Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Plan, Brunei Darussalam is currently in phase 6b which means that the influenza pandemic is currently on-going worldwide and Brunei Darussalam is affected with the presence of confirmed cases in the country. As such, the Ministry of Health will continue to monitor and carry out activities for the particular phase, as outlined in the Plan, including:

  • Continue the surveillance of influenza-like illness in health centres.
  • Treat confirmed influenza cases and their close contacts.
  • Tracing close contacts of confirmed cases and with the cooperation of relevant agencies, placing them under quarantine.
  • Limit the number of visitors visiting patients in the hospitals.
  • Encourage social distancing that is advising the public to isolate themselves and to reduce social interactions if they have the symptoms of influenza.
  • Promote personal hygiene and the surroundings to prevent the spread of influenza.

For further information on Influenza A H1N1 situation in Brunei Darussalam, the public can go to the Ministry of Health’s website: www.moh.gov.bn. The public can also contact Healthline 145 during office hours or 8220991 outside working hours for general enquiries on Influenza A H1N1.

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