SINGAPORE, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Singapore reported on
Wednesday two more cases of A/H1N1 related death, bringing the number of total
fatality cases here to three, according to the country's Health Ministry.
The second case is a 13-year-old male suffering from
epilepsy who was admitted to local hospital on July 19 and diagnosed with A/H1N1
flu. The boy passed away on Wednesday morning. The cause of death was status
epilepticus, with A/H1N1 infection as a contributing factor.
The third case is a 55-year-old man suffering from
motor neuron disease who was admitted to intensive care unit on July 18 and
diagnosed with A/H1N1 flu. The patient passed away on Wednesday afternoon. The
cause of death was severe pneumonia with advanced motor neuron disease and
The country's first case of fatality was reported on
July 18 when a 49-year-old man with severe heart disease and multiple health
problems died from a heart attack with A/H1N1 infection.
Singapore Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan recently said
that more than half of all flu cases here are A/H1N1 positive.
Singapore reported its first confirmed case of
Influenza A/H1N1on May 27.
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