Palestinian woman dies of A/H1N1 virus

09:12, November 23, 2009      

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A Palestinian woman died of A/H1N1 virus in the West Bank, the health ministry said on Sunday.

The 45-year-old woman was from southern West Bank town of Hebron, said Asad al-Ramlawi, an official from the ministry.

The latest death brings the total number of Palestinians who died of the novel flu to seven, according to the official.

Al-Ramlawi said 1,170 Palestinians have been infected with the virus.

A Palestinian resident in a village near the West Bank city Ramallah died in a Palestinian hospital on Aug. 7, as the first death case of A/H1N1 flu in the Palestinian territories.

Source: Xinhua
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