Swine flu to spread in coming months

Health Ministry officials have warned of an increase in the spread of swine flu in the coming months.

Director General of Health Services Dr Ibrahim Yasir said there would be more opportunities for the spread of the disease with many people returning to the Maldives after the school holidays.

Dr Ahmed Jamsheed from the Centre of Community Health and Disease Control said it was important to keep children away from school if they had flu symptoms.

The Health Ministry also said plans were being made to further increase awareness about the disease.