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Guyanese man dies of H1N1 virus

Published:Friday | January 8, 2016 | 10:59 AM

A 50-year-old businessman is Guyana’s first victim of Swine Flu caused by the H1N1 virus.

Vishnunarine Sugrim, also known as ‘Shook’, died on December 31, at the Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, where he had been hospitalised for about two weeks.

Sugrim’s widow told local media that her husband returned home from China on December 11 with flu like symptoms.

The health Ministry has tightened its surveillance security system at the main ports of entry in the country.

Symptoms of the H1N1 virus include coughing, fever, sore throat, body aches and headaches.

Trinidad and Tobago, recently reported four H1N1 related deaths.

The Public Health Ministry is advising citizens to abstain from travelling to countries where the H1N1 virus is present, unless it’s very necessary.