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Jamaica Reports Three More Cases Of Swine Flu

CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thurs. June 11, 2009: The Jamaican government on Wednesday increased its swine flu count to 10, reporting three additional cases.

The Ministry of Health yesterday said its surveillance system detected and confirmed another three cases of Influenza A (H1N1) in the island on Tuesday, June 9, 2009.

`Like the previous cases, all the persons are linked to travel to New York in the United States,` said the statement, adding, however, that all three are well.

The latest Jamaican increase comes as the swine flu count across the region continues to rise with the total hovering close to the 114 mark.

There has only been one death to date. The Dominican Republic remains the Caribbean nation with the most cases, a whopping 91 with the only regional death so far.

Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Bermuda, the Bahamas and the Cayman Islands have all reported two cases while Dominica and Martinique have reported one case each.

Persons are being reminded to contact their doctor, nearest health centre or hospital if they have flu-like symptoms, take the medication recommended by their health care provider and remain at home, as advised by doctors.