New Zealand influenza A/H1N1 death cases rise to 17 2009-08-31 16:55:16   Print

    WELLINGTON, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) -- The number of death cases related to Influenza A/H1N1 rose to 17 in New Zealand, the Ministry of Health said on Monday.

    The 17th victim, a man in his 30s, died in Auckland on Sunday. He had an underlying medical condition.

    The number of confirmed cases of Influenza A/H1N1 rose to 3,130in New Zealand on Monday, though the real number would be considerably higher -- only a small number of those infected were tested, said deputy director of Public Health Fran McGrath on Monday.

    "For most people, it's a mild illness and they will recover readily at home without needing medical treatment," she said.

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Editor: Zhang Xiang
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