Local June 9, 2012 | 1:38 am

Dominican Republic shows increased flu activity, CIDRAP reports

Santo Domingo.– Global flu activity remains low with the exception of Hong Kong, Madagascar, El Salvador, and the Dominican Republic, reported the Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy (CIDRAP).

According to the latest update by the World Health Organization (WHO), influenza activity in the northern hemisphere temperate regions is continuing to decline or back to baseline levels indicating the season is ending.

It added that activity in the tropics is low except for Hong Kong and Madagascar, where H3N2 viruses are predominating. In addition, activity began to increase in the Dominican Republic and El Salvador in late April, according to an international flu-activity roundup from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week.

H3N2 predominates in the Dominican Republic and pandemic 2009 H1N1 (pH1N1) in El Salvador.

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