BUDAPEST, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- The A/H1N1 flu virus has claimed a fourth victim in Hungary, a 47-year-old man, the country's Health Minister Tamas Szekely announced Thursday.
The man had died of pneumonia, a complication of an upper respiratory bacterial and virus infection, and an autopsy confirmed the presence of the A/H1N1 virus in his body, Szekely told a press conference.
Earlier, Szekely had said that there had been 283 confirmed cases of the new flu in Hungary to date and that a vaccine would be available to the general public within two weeks.
The vaccine is already available to healthcare workers and high-risk patients, according to Szekely.
Chief medical officer Ferenc Falus said that 14 people had been hospitalized in Hungary because of the A/H1N1 flu since mid-September.
The flu has been diagnosed in every part of the country, and experts have warned that the sudden shift to cold and rainy weather was likely to trigger a more rapid spread.
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