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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Taiwan : Health Minister reveals 107 flu-related fatalities

Via Taipei Times, excerpt :

" Since the beginning of the flu season in July last year, 107 people in Taiwan have died from flu-related illnesses, Department of Health Minister Chiu Wen-ta (邱文達) told the legislature’s Social Welfare and Environmental Hygiene Committee yesterday.

Health officials said the number of people affected with seasonal influenza was expected to drop this month and next as temperatures climb.

Of those who died from the flu, more than 70 were infected with A(H1N1), commonly known as swine flu, the department said.

People above the age of 65 had the highest fatality rate from the flu, health officials said."

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