Swine flu claims 3 lives in 3 days in Myanmar

Yangon: Three more persons have died of the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu, in the past three days, bringing the toll to 33 in Myanmar as of Wednesday, media reports said on Thursday.

More than 300 patients were confirmed infected with the virus across the country since the outbreak of the disease on July 21, Xinhua news agency reported. Of these 210 patients have already been discharged.

In July, Myanmar also faced another influenza attack — H5N1 (bird flu), leaving 5,000 chickens culled.