71 per cent fall in number of flu cases

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71 per cent fall in number of flu cases

Around 300 influenza cases were recorded in the Sultanate from July to the end of September 2018, according to the Ministry of Health.

This number is a far cry from the close to 1,000 cases recorded during the same period last season.

“Influenza appears in Oman due to the climate, as the Sultanate is a semi-tropical country. Seasonal flu viruses continue to appear throughout the year. However, they become active early in September and can continue until the middle of May, a maximum of two times per year.” – A spokesperson from the Ministry of Health

Statistics show that during this period, the number of influenza cases decreased by 71 per cent.

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