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The number of dead Mexican flu in Morocco is now at 16, announced on Tuesday, February 5, the spokesman for the government. The manager also said that 20 patients were completely cured and 36 others were still under treatment.

The number of victims of influenza A (H1N1) in Morocco has been adjusted upwards, according to Mustapha El Khalfi, the spokesman for the government. The official said Tuesday, February 6 for the deputies that 16 people had died, while 20 patients had recovered and 36 others were still in care.

In his intervention on the apparatus deployed by the Ministry of Health to control the spread of the H1N1 virus, the official said that on the basis of the results of the analyzes of 656 blood samples of suspected persons "showed that the epidemiological situation is similar to who registered internationally and stated further that "a total of 148 cases were diagnosed, or 22.6% of the samples".

In the same vein, still referring to these test results, El Khalfi pointed out that "Type A virus accounted for 97.3% compared to Type B virus". In addition, "he specified that 80.6% of the identified type A viruses are H1N1".

Speaking about the strengthening of the system of sanitary vigilance and epidemiological surveillance, the spokesperson for the Moroccan government recalled that a proactive communicative campaign had started at national level. This in addition to the generalization of the system of epidemiological and viral observation for all cases of acute respiratory infections during the month of January.

Earlier, the Moroccan Ministry of Health had announced eleven deaths. While 15 patients tested positive for the H1N1 virus were recovered and another 32 were still being treated.

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