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Cablegate: Status of H1n1 in Bermuda: 19 Cases

Published: Wed 2 Dec 2009 08:08 PM
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FM AMCONSUL HAMILTON
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RUEHHT/AMCONSUL HAMILTON 2110
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STATE FOR EUR/WE (JOHN MARBURG AND NIMA ABBASZADEH)
STATE FOR M/MD (RMO DR. DANIEL MUHM)
STATE FOR CA/OCS/ACS/WHA
STATE FOR HHS WASHINGTON DC
STATE FOR HOMELAND SECURITY WASH DC
STATE FOR DEPT OF AGRICULTURE WASH DC
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: APER AMGT KFLU TF BD
SUBJECT: STATUS OF H1N1 IN BERMUDA: 19 CASES
REF: A) HAMILTON 133; B) HAMILTON 92
1. (U) As of November 28, the Government of Bermuda (GOB)
has reported three new confirmed cases of H1N1 on the Island in
November, bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed
cases to 19 from 16 on November 10 (REFTEL A). Of those, 17
were residents and 2 were visitors, up from one visitor in June.
According to the Department of Health's website, the cases are
distributed fairly evenly among males and females, and the
majority of cases are aged 25-64 (eight cases aged 26-44 and
five cases aged 45-64, 9 females and 10 males). There have been
no confirmed deaths on the Island attributed to the virus.
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