3 CONFIRMED CASES OF H1N1 DEATHS IN JAMAICA

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Nicole Dawkins-Wright, acting director of emergency, disaster management and special services in the Health Ministry, has confirmed that three Jamaicans have died as a result of the H1N1 influenza virus.

Dawkins-Wright said the deaths were recorded in St Ann, Kingston and St Catherine.

She further disclosed that there have been 110 suspected cases of influenza since the start of the year.

Earlier this afternoon, Dawkins-Wright confirmed to The Gleaner that the H1N1 virus is in Jamaica but said that the type present is not the swine flu strain.