The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment has announced that a woman here who was diagnosed in January with the H1N1 influenza virus commonly referred to as Swine Flu, has since recovered.
The H1N1 virus is currently a seasonal flu virus found in humans. When it was first detected in 2009, it was called “swine flu” because the virus was similar to those found in pigs.
National Epidemiologist in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Rosmond Adams speaking at a press conference this morning at the Ministry of Health Conference room pointed out that the recent case here, was an isolated one, and added that cases of H1N1 influenza were reported here particularly since 2009.
Dr. Adams did not reveal the community in which the patient resides, but said the diagnosis was confirmed following tests conducted at the Trinidad-based Caribbean Regional Public Health Agency (CARPHA).
Dr. Adams says there has since been no other confirmed case of the H1N1 virus here.