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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Nepal : Fourth swine flu death

Via The Himalayan Times :

" KATHMANDU: Nepal recorded its fourth death caused by Influenza A (H1N1), commonly known as swine flu, at Om Hospital.

Dr Anand K Shrestha, project coordinator of Avian Influenza Control Project under Ministry of Health and Population, said a 43-year-old patient from Bhaktapur succumbed to swine flu on Thursday.

“After AICP completes its investigation, they will officially declare the death on Sunday,” said the project coordinator, adding that he was transferred from Norvic Hospital to Om Hospital. Nepal recorded its third swine flu death in December at Bir Hospital. AICP has so far recorded 217 confirmed cases of swine flu, mostly from Jhapa, Ilam, Saptari, Morang, Chitwan and Kathmandu."

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