Second Palestinian died of A/H1N1 in West Bank

15:04, November 08, 2009      

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A Palestinian woman has died of A/H1N1 influenza Saturday evening in the West Bank, the health ministry said.

The death of the 54-year-old lady is the second case registered in the Palestinian territories who have died of A/H1N1 influenza, the ministry said in a brief statement sent to the media.

A total of 892 Palestinians had been infected by the flu virus, all of them in the West Bank. There has been no cases reported in the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip.

Earlier, the ministry said it has agreed with an international company to import A/H1N1 vaccines. A few thousand injections have already arrived and being used for pilgrims who are traveling to Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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