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Jordanian woman dies of H1N1 flu

English.news.cn   2013-01-14 07:11:39            

AMMAN, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- Jordanian Health Ministry announced Sunday that a Jordanian woman died after suffering from H1N1 influenza.

"The victim, in her forties, was admitted to a private hospital in Amman last Sunday and suffered from acute pneumonia," Minister of Health Abdul Latif Wreikat told the state-run Petra news agency.

"Lab and clinical tests later revealed that the woman was infected with H1N1 virus," Wreikat said.

He added that the woman was given the necessary medication but she died on Friday, reiterating that as many as 75 people have been tested positive with H1N1 influenza.

A 26-year-old Jordanian man died last week in the northern city of Irbid after suffering from the H1N1 influenza strain known as swine flu.

The H1N1 epidemic first erupted in 2009 in Mexico, and then spread worldwide. The virus has killed as least 26 people in Jordan in recent years.

Editor: Zhu Ningzhu
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