Egypt registers 8 more A/H1N1 flu deaths

08:31, January 11, 2010      

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Egypt on Sunday reported eight more death cases of influenza A/H1N1, bringing the nationwide death toll to 195, said the Health Ministry in a statement.

The death cases came from the governorates of Giza, Beheira, Port Said, Alexandria, Beni Suef, Cairo and Qalyubiya respectively, said the statement, without giving more details.

Up till now, Egypt has reported more than 14,000 cases of the novel flu, according to the Health Ministry.

Egypt confirmed its first influenza A/H1N1 death case on July 19. A 28-year-old Egyptian woman, who was back from Saudi Arabia after making Umrah (pilgrimage to Mecca at any time of the year), died of the flu virus.

Source: Xinhua
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