Health Ministry reports 2 H1N1 deaths

The Ministry of Health announced today the deaths of two women from Tanta and Mansoura who both contracted the H1N1 virus (commonly known as swine flu).

Khadra Abdel Aati, 19, from Abu Dawoud village in Tanta, died after being admitted to al-Menshawi Public Hospital.

Another woman, Laila Moussa, from Mansoura died at the the Mansoura Public hospital three days after giving birth.  

Another four suspected cases were admitted to the same hospital and throat swabs taken for laboratory analysis.

Health authorities in Daqahliya announced five new infections with the H1N1 virus.

Throat swabs were taken from another 19 suspected cases, of whom 15 were discharged from hospital after the swabs tested negative for the virus.  

Twelve people were admitted to the Tanta Fever Hospital after they tested positive for the H1N1 virus and were given Tamiflu.

Another five people were admitted to hospitals in Beheira over suspicions of infection with the virus.

Translated from the Arabic Edition.

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