Swine flu: Health Ministry recommends citizens to follow ordinary preventive measures

APRIL 28, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Following incoming news speaking of cases of swine flu (H1N1) in Lebanon, the Ministry of Public Health on Tuesday issued a statement, calling upon citizens to follow the ordinary preventive measures in order to preclude the spread of this viral infection.

The statement indicated at first that the information diffused by media was not accurate and hence caused confusion among people.

“As a result, the Ministry wishes to inform journalists and citizens that the swine flu, which appeared for the first time in 2009, has turned into an epidemic due to the lack of preliminary immunity among human beings, to eventually become a seasonal virus as announced by the World Health Organization in August 2010,” the statement said.