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Mauritius: The respiratory tract infections have hit 4,200 people in a week

From 4 to 10 May 2015, 4,200 flu cases or respiratory tract infection have been identified in the public hospitals of Mauritius in the wake of the beginning of the austral winter and a marked refreshing of temperatures, as indicate the latest figures published recently by the Ministry of Health.
3,408 cases had been already been listed from 27 April to 3 May.
The number of cases of acute respiratory tract infections is nonetheless down compared in particular to the first week of May 2014 which had registered 5,812 patients.
As a reminder, last April the Mauritian authorities placed orders for this year to approximately 9.28 million rupees * of flu vaccine.
Particularly virulent throughout the winter months in 2014 between 5,000 and 6,000 cases reported per week during the peak of the flu epidemic, the virus has benefited last year of a dry climate and cold to spread within the population and settle lastingly in the country.
* One euro roughly equivalent to 39 rupees


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