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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Australia : Two NT men die with swine flu

Via WA Today :

" Two elderly men suffering from swine flu have died as the Northern Territory experiences an upsurge in infection rates from the virus.

It is understood the men, both of whom had serious underlying health problems, were the first people to die with swine flu in the NT this year.

It takes the total number of known swine flu-related deaths nationally so far this year to 14, compared to 191 in 2009.

Since the first case of swine flu in May 2009, according to the latest Australian Influenza Surveillance Report, prior to September 10 this year there were almost 40,000 confirmed cases of H1N1, or swine flu, in Australia.

The Australian federal government report showed that only 2,300 of those cases occurred in 2010."

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