An outbreak of flu has claimed five deaths in the Naga self-administered zone in northern Burma.
Naga leader Naw Aung Sann speaks to DVB about the health crisis in the Naga Self-Administered Zone, which he says is continuing despite government assurances that it is under control.
The visit by Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj comes just one day after a high-profile visit to China by Burmese State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.
“Under these circumstances, there is no way we can accept the Department of Health statement that the disease is under control,” said Naw Aung San at a press conference.
Health department official says measles outbreak not as serious as previously reported, however at least one local NGO disputes the claim and says disease is spreading.
“After hearing news about the outbreak on 29 July, we authorised the testing of blood and urine samples of the patients. We now have the results – it is a…