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Monday, July 15, 2013

Peru reports first death from swine flu

Article via La Prensa, excerpt :

One person has died and a total of 46 people have been infected with the AH1N1 swine flu virus in Peru this year, a Health Ministry official said.
"At this time, we do not have an increase in AH1N1 cases" even though a man died at a hospital in Callao province, outside Lima, from the disease, Health Ministry director of epidemiology Martin Yagui said in a press conference on Saturday.
The man, who suffered from diabetes, asthma and cirrhosis, was considered to be in a high-risk group and died on July 9, Yagui said.
Peru has registered swine flu cases every year since 2009, when the disease first appeared in the South American country, Yagui said."

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