The Irrawaddy

Two Die of H1N1 Virus in Yangon

YANGON — Two people died of H1N1 influenza at Yangon Hospital on Monday, the medical superintendent of the hospital confirmed to The Irrawaddy, raising the number of H1N1 deaths to three.

However, the two were new patients and not among the three H1N1 patients already undergoing treatment at the old and new Yangon hospitals respectively, according to the medical superintendent.

“They were admitted yesterday [Monday]. One of them was a pregnant woman whose address is still unknown. The other is a man from Bago. Both of them were in their 30s. They were pronounced dead around 3 p.m. yesterday, and a post-mortem showed they had contracted the virus,” Dr. Aye Ko Ko, the medical superintendent, told The Irrawaddy.

Meanwhile, the other three patients are still under intensive care. They are from Irrawaddy Division, Yangon’s Insein Township and Naypyitaw, respectively.

Translated from Burmese by Thet Ko Ko.