A medical official says to date there are no confirmed Swine Flu cases at the San Fernando General Hospital. The official has indicated that there are several persons warded at the hospital with pneumonia and lung infection, which the official says is normal with acute flu infection.
The official who requested anonymity said several persons have died since 2009 from acute lung infection and pneumonia, adding that no testing was done then to determine whether these persons had contracted the H1N1 virus, better known as Swine Flu.
Tami Flu is the only medicine that is used in suspected Swine Flu cases. The official said medical staff received the vaccine in 2009, however the vaccine is valid for only one year.
Vaccine was distributed to several health centers in the south west region, for members of the public and the San Fernando General Hospital is expecting vaccine on Thursday for front line Medical employee.