Another patient infected with A/H1N1 dies in Israel 2009-08-19 19:49:37   Print

    JERUSALEM, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- An Israeli infected with A/H1N1 virus died on Tuesday night, bringing the total number of this influenza-related deaths in Israel to 11, the country's Health Ministry reported on Wednesday.

    The patient, a 64-year-old woman suffering from chronic illnesses, died on Tuesday night at Soroka University medical center in southern Israel's Beersheba, according to the ministry.

    Though it was still uncertain that she died of A/H1N1 flu complications, the ministry policy is to attribute the unclear deaths of A/H1N1 flu patients to the virus.

    Also on Tuesday, a 62-year-old woman infected with A/H1N1 virus died, bringing the total number of this pandemic-related deaths in Israel to ten.

    About a dozen other A/H1N1 flu patients are still in intensive care units across the country, where official statistics showed that among some seven million residents, over 2,100 have been diagnosed with the global epidemic, and half of them are under the age of 30.

    Israeli health experts have warned that some one quarter of the total Israeli population would contract the virus during a possible outbreak this winter, among whom around 700 would die.

    The Israeli government has initiated a plan for precaution, including purchasing a large quantity of vaccines.

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Editor: Wang Guanqun
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