Death toll of A/H1N1 flu reaches 21 in Egypt

19:05, November 30, 2009      

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Egypt reported one more death case of A/H1N1 flu, bringing the country's death toll from the virus to 21, Al-Ahram daily reported on Monday.

A 28-year-old man died of A/H1N1 virus in a hospital in Helwan, south of Cairo, who suffered from fever, dyspnea and obesity, said the report.

Up till now, Egypt has reported more than 3,000 cases of the novel flu in the most populous Arab country.

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

Egypt reported its first A/H1N1 flu case on June 2, a 12-year-old Egyptian-American girl coming from the United States via the Netherlands.

Source: Xinhua
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