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A/H1N1 flu death toll reaches 258 in Egypt

English.news.cn   2010-02-01 07:08:37 FeedbackPrintRSS

CAIRO, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- Egypt on Sunday registered one more death case of influenza A/H1N1, bringing the nationwide death toll to 258, said the Health Ministry in a statement.

The death case is a 53-year-old man from Assiut governorate, according to the statement, which gave no more details.

Up till now, Egypt has reported more than 15,800 cases of the novel flu, according to the Health Ministry.

Egypt confirmed its first influenza A/H1N1 death case on July 19 last year. The victim was a 28-year-old Egyptian woman coming back from Saudi Arabia after making Umrah (pilgrimage to Mecca at any time of the year).

Editor: Li Xianzhi
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