Flu cases continues to increase


The Ministry of Health has confirmed the continuous increase in the number of  “flu cases”.

While they did not release any official data on the number of cases, reports from the nurses at the hospital are that most of the patients trying to see the doctor are those with symptoms of the common flu. 

Last week the Ministry issued a public notice on the “rampant spread” of seasonal influenza flu or the common flu, this is on top of the Covid-19 spreading in the Country. 

The Ministry says these viruses are contagious with expected symptoms such as fever, runny nose, dry cough, sore throat, headache, muscle and joint pain, and a general feeling of unwellness and fatigue. 

“Since the month of June 2022, the Ministry of Health has seen a very large surge of cases presenting with symptoms of the common flu with a noticeable increase compared to the previous two years.

“The general public is reminded that the flu spreads very easily, with the rapid transmission in crowded areas, such as schools, workplaces, and other public places such as supermarkets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Infectious droplets are dispersed into the air and can infect persons in range who breathe these droplets.” 

Yesterday the Ministry issued a notice calling on the public to practice good health habits such as having a healthy diet; getting enough sleep; washing your hands often and wearing a mask.  

“These can help stop the spread of germs and prevent the flu.

It is highly recommended to please keep your kids at home and Stay home if you are sick to prevent spreading the flu to others.”