112 people dies of A/H1N1 influenza in Hungary

08:22, February 04, 2010      

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In all 112 people have died of the A/H1N1 influenza in Hungary, Hungarian Health Minister Tamas Szekely told a news conference in Budapest on Wednesday.

Over 353,000 people have become ill with the disease and nearly three million received inoculations (Hungary's total population is 10 million), Szekely said. He added that last week 15,400 people sought medical care for flulike symptoms, a slight increase over the two preceding weeks.

Szekely said that on Thursday Hungary will close down the special vaccination centers opened to offer residents inoculations against the A/H1N1 influenza. About 92,000 of the inoculations were administered at the special centers. Should public demand for the shots grow once again, the centers will reopen, he added.

Vaccinations will continue to be available despite the center closings. The regional facilities operated by the public health service will be equipped to offer shots to people who may want them. In addition, pharmacies are stocking the vaccine and primary care physicians will inoculate anyone on request.

Source: Xinhua
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