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Friday, February 28, 2014

Swine flu kills 19 in Syria out of 59 suspects: health minister

Via Xinhua, excerpt :

Syrian Health Minister Sa'ad al- Nayef said Thursday that swine flu has killed 19 people in Syria, mainly in the central province of Hama, official SANA news agency reported.

Nineteen out of 59 suspects died of swine flu in Syria, and in Hama alone 11 people died of the fatal flu, al-Nayef said, adding the H1N1 medicine was distributed in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO).
Since the outbreak of swine flu, the Health Ministry has been ordering H1N1 vaccination for all health workers at intensive care units and in high-risk categories, the minister said."

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