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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Honduras confirms 3rd death from H1N1 flu

Via Xinhua :

" The Honduran Health Ministry on Wednesday confirmed the third death from the H1N1 Influenza A virus in the Central American country this year.

The victim was a female resident in Valle de Angeles, a tourist hamlet in eastern Tegucigalpa, capital of Honduras, said Bredy Lara, director of the health monitoring department of the ministry.

The two previous deaths involved a woman from Haiti and a man from the southern department of Choluteca.

A total of 91 H1N1 flu cases -- 51 women and 40 men -- have been confirmed so far in the country, Lara said.

Earlier this week, the Honduran Health Ministry launched a campaign to vaccinate more than 700,000 people against the virus. The campaign will last till Nov. 15."

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