18th August 2017:
Two more H1N1 virus infected babies have been diagnosed at Sittwe general hospital on 15 August.
Dr Kyi Lwin, the chief of Arakan health department informed that the twin baby girls from Lanmadaw Mrauk ward in Sittwe were admitted in Sittwe general hospital and later diagnosed as infected by the virus.
According to the Rakhine health department, the first case was reported on 13 August in the hospital as a one year old baby was diagnosed with H1N1 virus.
Till August 11, there were only 204 patients infected with the seasonal influenza across Myanmar. At least 23 patients died because of the disease till date in the country.
Currently, five individuals with H1N1 virus have been treated at the Yangon based Waibargi specialty hospital. Moreover, 73 out of 256 Yangon based hospital patients were diagnosed with the virus.