WINDHOEK, (Xinhua) --
The Namibian Health Ministry on Wednesday
confirmed 70 cases of swine flu.
According to acting
permanent health secretary Petronella Masabane, more cases have
occurred since the first ones were reported in June by private
health facilities in Windhoek.
precautions need to be taken, which include “practicing
respiratory hygiene by covering the nose and mouth with a tissue
when sneezing or coughing and washing the hands regularly with
soap,” she said, adding the virus had been circulating for the
last decade all year round with cases peaking in the winter.
an outbreak of the virus from 2009 to 2010, when 102 cases
tested positive out of over 8,000 cases reported.