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Monday, July 15, 2013

Swine flu scare as disease hits KZN

Article via IOL News :

" The Health Department has played down fears of a new outbreak of the Novel Influenza A (H1N1) virus – commonly known as swine flu – despite at leat 100 cases of it across KwaZulu-Natal.
One woman is thought to have died as a result of the virus after spending several days in isolated care at a Durban hospital.
A well-placed source at the Netcare hospital in Durban, who asked not to be named, said that the woman had tested positive for the H1N1 virus while undergoing treatment for another ailment.
“She contracted the H1N1 strain and sadly she died while she was being treated for it. Her death has been attributed to her underlying pathology but not swine flu, despite testing positive for the virus,” the source said. The woman had cancer.
Netcare spokeswoman Mary Ann Nabbie said that there had been two suspected cases but only one patient had tested positive."

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