BANGKOK – The death toll in a swine flu, or H1N1 virus, outbreak in Myanmar has climbed to 25, media reported on Wednesday.
The Health Ministry said seven new cases of H1N1 infection were detected in the last two days, the Global New Light of Myanmar reported.
The latest cases have raised the number of people affected by swine flu – detected in the country late last month – to 242, of which 57 are still being treated in hospitals, the newspaper added.
In July, Myanmar had asked the World Health Organization for help to contain the virus.
Myanmar has not experienced an H1N1 influenza outbreak since the 2009 global pandemic, when dozens were infected.