16 Sep 2011

Solomons health officials prepare after new case of swine flu found

1:16 pm on 16 September 2011

The Solomon Islands national epidemic task force is on high alert to fight the H1N1 virus or swine flu.

This comes after a Solomon Islands athlete, returning from the Pacific Games in New Caledonia, was confirmed as carrying the virus.

The Solomon Star reports the chairman of the task force, Dr Cedric Alependava, says a special training session was held this week at the National Referral Hospital for staff and workers at sentinel sites.

The training is to activate health workers, activate all sentinel sites, and retrain them on how to handle any threat from the virus.