BEIRUT: The Health Ministry warned the public Friday about the dangers of the H1N1 virus, after a number of cases emerged of people suffering from what is commonly known as swine flu.
The ministry assured the public that the H1N1 flu could be easily treated with medicine, increased consumption of liquids and rest.
It said flu patients should consult a doctor if their fever persists more than five days or if they experience breathing difficulties or other complications.
The flu vaccine available at drug stores also protects against the H1N1 virus, it added.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on March 01, 2014, on page 3.