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  • Afghanistan: H1N1 death toll reaches 16

    H1N1 has claimed 16 lives in Afghanistan

    843 A/H1N1 flu cases detected in Afghanistan 2009-11-30 20:00:58

    KABUL, Nov. 30 (Xinhua)-- More than 840 cases of A/H1N1 has been detected in the war-torn Afghanistan, a report released by Afghan Public Health Ministry here on Monday said.

    "In total, 843 cases of A/H1N1 have been detected so far and of these, 806 are men and 37 are women," the report added.

    Only in the capital city Kabul, 448 men and 23 women have been affected by the virus, the report further said.

    The disease, detected couple of months ago and forced Education Ministry to shut down schools and educational institutions for three weeks late last month, according to the report have claimed 16 lives.

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    Afghanistan reports 843 swine flu cases - 'RIA Novosti' newswire
    Afghanistan reports 843 swine flu cases

    KABUL, December 1 (RIA Novosti)

    A total of 843 people are currently suffering from swine flu infection in Afghanistan, and 16 have died of the virus, the Afghan Health Ministry reported.

    The ministry said 332 of those infected are foreign nationals.

    The mortality rate from swine flu infection in Afghanistan is higher than the global average, with 1.9% of sufferers dying, compared to international figures of between 0.5% and 1.5%.

    The groups at highest risk include pregnant women and children aged between six months and two years.

    Afghanistan's first swine flu case was registered on July 3 this year.

    Most of those infected are aged between 15 and 35, with older people proving more resilient to the virus, the ministry said.

    Over 8,500 people have died of swine flu worldwide since the outbreak was first registered in Mexico in March this year.
    <cite cite="">Afghanistan reports 843 swine flu cases | Top Russian news and analysis online | 'RIA Novosti' newswire</cite>