16 patients diagnosed with H1N1 in Riyadh

November 5, 2012

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia- As many as 16 patients had recently been diagnosed with H1N1 virus in a medical center in Riyadh of Saudi Arabia, Al Hayat newspaper revealed on Sunday.

The first case was found 18 days ago, which was not disclosed to the public in order to avoid panic among pilgrims, spokesman of Health Affairs Directorate in Riyadh Saad Al Qahtani told the newspaper.

He said the number of cases at Al Amal Medical Complex has already reduced from 16 to five. “The complex has been implementing required health measures since the first case was diagnosed. They quarantined the patients and provided people with vaccine,” Al Qahtani said.

The medical center offers rehabilitation services for patients from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Cooperation Council countries.

Source: Xinhuanet

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