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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Jordan : First H1N1 fatality reported

Via The Jordan Times :

" AMMAN : A 32-year-old man diagnosed with H1N1 flu died on Wednesday, according to the Ministry of Health.

The patient, who checked into a hospital on Monday, was in critical condition, the ministry said in its weekly report issued yesterday.

After laboratory tests confirmed he was infected with the H1N1 virus, the patient was taken to the intensive care unit, put under constant medical observation and given the necessary treatment, but he died yesterday, the statement said.

The ministry said this was the seventh recorded case of H1N1 since the first one was reported earlier this month. The cases range from critical to moderate, with the latter receiving treatment at home, according to the report.

On December 12, Minister of Health Mahmoud Sheyyab announced that authorities had detected a new H1N1 case in the Kingdom, a woman in her 50s who was being treated at a private hospital."

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