S Korea reports 12 more A/H1N1 death cases

08:59, November 13, 2009      

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South Korea on Thursday reported 12 additional death cases related to A/H1N1 flu, raising the country's death toll from the new contagious disease to 64.

Among the latest victims, a 18-year-old woman who has long suffered from chronic disease and eight others were considered as "high-risk" patients. However, the remain three, including a six-year-old boy and a 39-year-old woman, both lived in Seoul, and a 56-year-old woman in ChungCheong Province, were not considered to be high-risk, according to the government's central disaster relief headquarters.

Out of the 64 who died from the A/H1N1 flu, 53 patients were regarded as "high-risk" patients and 11 others were not, the health authorities said.

Meanwhile, around 150,000 students from 380 schools across the nation received A/H1N1 vaccinations on Thursday.

The country began vaccinations on elementary, middle and high school students on Wednesday, and more than 200,000 students were vaccinated on the first day, with 12 reporting minor side effects, including dizziness, headaches and upset stomachs.

Source: Xinhua
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