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    World | December 30, 2010 - 8:00 am

    South Korea reported the first death from influenza A, 2010
    By: Agencia EFE
    The victim is a man of 30 years.
    Health authorities in South Korea reported the death of a man of 30 years as a result of influenza A, the first fatal case of this virus of the year in China.

    The Korean Center for Disease Control and Prevention said doctors confirmed that the victim had contracted the H1N1 virus after a man last Monday showing symptoms of fever and complained of muscle pain
    Despite treatment he was subjected, he died today at the hospital.

    This is the first death of a person who contracted the virus in south Korea, the local agency Yonhap reported.

    "They have reported many cases of influenza A, but the figure is lower than last year, " said an official was quoted by the local agency Yonhap, without specifying numbers.

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    Re: South Korea reported the first death from influenza A, 2010

    01-12-2011 19:19

    Concerns grow over influenza A

    By Kim Rahn

    Concerns are rising over the reemergence of influenza A, as it has claimed seven lives so far.

    The virus isnít causing the same shockwaves it did last winter because people are now aware of the disease and the treatment as well, but it could pose serious trouble, experts warned.

    On Dec. 29, a 30-year-old man died from the H1N1 virus on the outskirts of Seoul. Since then, a total of seven have reportedly died from the flu nationwide. A man in his 40s in Suncheon, South Jeolla Province, took the antiviral drug Tamiflu after being found to have pneumonia on Dec. 30, but fell unconscious the next day. He was later confirmed to have influenza A.

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