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    Second case of death from influenza A/H1N1 reported in Estonia

    29/11/2009

    TALLINN, November 29 - RIA Novosti, Nikolai Adashkevich.

    The second case of death from influenza A/H1N1 reported in Estonia, a man died at the age of 50 years, reported on Sunday the Ministry of Social Affairs of the country.
    The reason for man's death was pneumonia, but the autopsy found he had a virus A/H1N1.


    At the request of relatives of the deceased for more information is not disclosed. On Monday in Estonia was the first case of death from influenza A/H1N1, has died in hospital 13-year-old boy.

    According to the laboratory of the Inspectorate of Health in Estonia over 300 cases of influenza A/H1N1.

    The Ministry of Social Affairs of Estonia reported that the first batch of vaccines against influenza A/H1N1 arrived in the country on December 7. It is assumed that will be delivered to approximately 100 thousand doses of vaccine. First, vaccination will be representatives of risk groups: health workers, children, chronically ill adults and pregnant women.

    The number of laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza A/H1N1 in the world as of November 22 has exceeded 622 thousand people, at least 7,8 thousands have died, according to a statement issued on Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO).

    http://www.rian.ru/flu_news/20091129/196104731.html
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