Tanzania announces first death from H1N1 influenza
DAR ES SALAAM - Tanzania has announced Saturday the death of a teacher of 40 years who succumbed to influenza H1N1, the first fatal victim listed in the countries of the Horn of Africa.
"A woman has died of swine flu on Thursday, two days after starting treatment," said a district medical officer, told AFP.
Some 170 cases of H1N1 have been recorded over the last three months in the country.
The H1N1 flu has killed at least 4525 people since the emergence of new viruses in March, according to the latest assessment of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday.
October 10 2009