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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Taiwan : New flu-related deaths reported

Via Taipei Times :

" The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) yesterday said four people have died from A(H1N1), or swine flu, and 222 new cases of severe seasonal flu were reported in the past week, raising fears of a worsening situation as the nation heads into festivities for the Lunar New Year holidays.

The CDC said 73 percent of virus-induced respiratory illnesses involved seasonal influenza, with the main strain being H1N1.

Of the 222 newly reported cases of seasonal flu, 195 were A(H1N1), showing that the outbreak is still going strong, CDC Deputy Director-General Lin Ting (林頂) said."

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