FRANCUSTOWN: Francistown health authorities are reportedly panicking because of the spread of Swine Flu in the second city. So far, reliable sources say that five new cases, in addition to the two that were earlier identified, have been confirmed.
Health workers are worried that the situation may get out of hand because Swine Flu patients found to be stable are released from hospital.
"What we are worried about is that we do not know what those people do once they get to their homes.
There is certainly panic among nurses, especially if they feel a hint of flu in their bodies," sources said. It is understood that a crisis meeting was held at the District Commissioner's offices at Ntshe House about the disease. Unconfirmed reports say that the director of health services, Sheenaz El-Halaabi will
The Francistown City Council confirmed one case of Swine Flu last week. Another person with symptoms of the disease was quarantined at Ntshe Clinic, which has been turned into an isolation unit specifically for the disease. Swine Flu first broke out in Mexico in April this year. It has killed scores of people, among them health workers.