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Health Minister: Swine Flu Kills Jordanian

by Rukmani Krishna on  January 7, 2013 at 10:03 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Health Minister Abdullatif Wreikat has said that the H1N1 influenza strain known as swine flu killed a 26-year-old Jordanian man on Sunday.

"The 26-year-old died in hospital today in Irbid," in northern Jordan, Wreikat told state-run Petra news agency.
 Health Minister: Swine Flu Kills Jordanian
Health Minister: Swine Flu Kills Jordanian
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"He was taken to the Princess Basma (public) Hospital three days ago suffering from severe pneumonia. Medical tests showed H1N1 infection, which led to the man's death."

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H1N1 influenza has killed 25 people in Jordan in recent years.

In 2009, an H1N1 epidemic erupted in Mexico and spread into a worldwide pandemic that caused at least 17,000 deaths.

Spreading from live birds to humans through direct contact, the flu causes fever and breathing problems.

Source: AFP
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