Swine flu hits 29

Swine flu hits 29

Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh yesterday confirmed 29 cases of the H1N1 (swine flu) virus, and three known related deaths in Trinidad and Tobago so far.

He also disclosed local healthcare workers in public facilities are declining vaccination against the virus.

Deyalsingh, who chastised ­local media for creating panic over the illness, said public healthcare workers were being urged to take the vaccine, but many of them have refused.

They cannot be forced to ­accept the vaccine, which is included in the annual “flu shot” available to the public at health centres, the minister said.


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