Archive for January, 2010

Eight more people have died of influenza A (H1N1) in India, taking the toll due to the swine flu pandemic in the country so far to 1229, an official statement said here today.

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Louisiana: 2 new deaths. (AP)

Kansas: A 78-year old woman from the Wichita area is the state’s latest victim to succumb to the H1N1 virus.



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A woman with swine flu has died in Northern Ireland.

The woman had underlying medical conditions. Her death was announced in the Department of Health’s weekly swine flu update.

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Ten more deaths due to swine flu or influenza A (H1N1) were reported from across India yesterday, according to health officials. The overall countrywide toll has now reached 1206, officials claimed.

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Another adult has died after contracting swine flu, bringing the total number of deaths in Scotland to 67.

The patient, who died in an NHS Lothian hospital, had underlying health conditions.

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source: An adult from the Lothians has died after contracting swine flu.

The Scottish Government confirmed the death on Wednesday, bringing the total number of H1n1 deaths in Scotland to 67.



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source: A little girl has become the first person to die from swine flu in Brighton and Hove.

Tests carried out on the unnamed four-year-old from Brighton have shown the youngster lost her life after developing complications as a direct result of the virus.



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Ten more people have died of influenza A (H1N1) in India, taking the toll due to the swine flu pandemic in the country so far to 1194, an official statement said here today.

It said seven of the deaths – three in Gujarat and one each in Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Delhi and Madhya Pradesh – were reported during the day today.

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At least seven more people, including four from Chhattisgarh have died of swine flu, taking India’s death toll to 1,177, health authorities said Saturday.

Of the seven deaths, four were in Chhattisgarh, two in Maharashtra and one in Gujarat. With these four deaths, Chhattisgarh has so far reported six deaths due to the pandemic virus. In Maharashtra, the death toll has climbed to 308 and in Gujarat, it has reached 209.

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Three more people with swine flu have died in the West Midlands region, health chiefs have said.

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source: A two-year-old girl in Tien Hai District, Thai Binh Province, died after contracting the A/H1N1 virus, which caused serious malnutrition and rickets.

The other child to die was an eight-year-old boy in Lang Son Province who was first transferred to the Bac Giang Hospital and then the Central Children’s Hospital in Hanoi where he passed away.

The third death was that of a man, 39, in Y Yen District, Nam Dinh Province, who died after being transferred to the Central Tropical Diseases Hospital in Hanoi from the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion, where he was being treated for a blood-related disease.



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A total of 27 Chinese died of the A/H1N1 influenza last week, bringing the death toll of the disease on the Chinese mainland over 730 people, the Health Ministry said Wednesday.

According to the ministry’s weekly report, the country confirmed 1,556 cases of the flu from Jan. 11 to 17. Among them, 348 have been treated in hospital. Both figures are much smaller than those of the previous week.

From Jan. 4 to 10, 2,173 cases were reported, including 51 deaths.
However, the ministry warned that the A/H1N1 flu would continue to spread in the country in 2010.

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Michigan: A woman in her late 60s with underlying health conditions is the fifth person in the county to die of H1N1, commonly known as swine flu, since this fall, according to the Kent County Health Department.

Texas: The Dallas County health department today reported its 24th confirmed death related to the H1N1 flu virus.



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Thailand’s Disease Control Department on Tuesday reported two more deaths related to Influenza Type A(H1N1), raising total death tally from what was formerly called swine flu to 198.

Two new fatalities were confirmed in a weekly report on the A(H1N1) flu situation from January 10-19, according to Director-General of Disease Control Department, Manit Teeratantikanont.

Both had suffered from high blood pressure and were identified as a 37-year-old woman living in Chiang Mai and an 82-year-old woman in Ayutthaya.

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Another 123 cases of infection with the A/H1N1 virus and one death have been recorded in Romania in the last 24 hours. The total number of patients recorded on a national scale since the outbreak of the flu reached 6,733, out of which 108 died, according to the Romanian Health Ministry on Wednesday.

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