Swine flu kills 56 in Taiwan amid Coronavirus scary

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Swine flu kills 56 in Taiwan amid Coronavirus scary

 Health & Lifestyle Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 04:16 PM, 4 February 2020  

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

Swine flu, another deadly lethal disease, has begun to spread in the midst of the deadly novel coronaviruses in China. Over the past three months, at least 56 people have died of swine flu infected from H1N1 virus in Chinese-administered Taiwan, reports South China Morning Post based on the information from Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Central News Agency, a local media reported the, as many as 13 people died of swine flu last week. One of them was an 80-year-old woman. The elderly woman was hospitalized with a fever at the end of last December. She later died of pneumonia.

CDC doctor Lin Yung-ching said the woman was given the antidote before she was infected with the flu. He added that from October 1, a total of 771 patients were admitted to the hospital with serious influenza. 56 of them died. So far in Taiwan, 10 have been infected with coronavirus but no one has died.

Of the patients infected with swine flu, 41 percent were over 65 years old. The other 32 percent were between 50 to 64 years. Again, 98 percent of the affected didn’t take the vaccine or antidote. However, a CDC spokeswoman called for taking a vaccine or antidote to protect against the flu.

Not only Taiwan, but at least 1300 people have died of flu this season in the United States. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.

Symptoms of swine flu are very common; such as cough, sudden fever, headache, sore throat, muscle cramps of the affected person. However, the severe form of pneumonia, multiple organ dysfunction causes the patient to die slowly.