S Korea reports 13 additional death cases related to flu A/H1N1

17:26, December 03, 2009      

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South Korea on Thursday reported 13 additional death cases related to A/H1N1 flu, raising the country's death toll from the new contagious disease to 117.

Among the all 117 victims, 100 patients were categorized as being in the "high-risk" group, the country's health authorities said.

Despite the new death cases, the government considers lowering the nation's alert level against the A/H1N1 flu from the highest "red" to the second-highest "orange."

The health authorities said the pace of the new contagious disease infections appears to have slowed in recent weeks, after reaching its peak at the end of October, when 24 people died of the new flu during the period of Oct. 25-31.

South Korea has been maintaining the red alert since Nov. 3 as there were an average 8,857 people confirmed as having been infected with the new flu.

Source: Xinhua
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