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  • Cyprus: Baby died of flu post-mortem shows

    A post-mortem carried out on Wednesday on a 20-month-old baby boy who died in Makarios hospital on Monday revealed the cause of death to be type A flu.
    The post-mortem was carried out by state pathologist Angeliki Papetta and private pathologist Marios Matsakis, at the parents? request.
    Matsakis told state broadcaster Cybc that the cause of the boy?s death was pneumonia and sepsis, brought about by type A flu.

    The 20-month-old baby had been rushed to the Limassol general hospital on Sunday on orders of a private paediatrician, but his transfer to the Makarios hospital in Nicosia was soon deemed necessary.
    The boy died early on Monday morning, around three hours after he was brought to Nicosia.

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    Cyprus announces 4 deaths from type A influenza

    NICOSIA, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- Four people have died in Cyprus so far from type A influenza which is spreading fast in the eastern Mediterranean island, medical authorities said on Friday.
    The Health Ministry said in a statement that another 25 serious flu cases were recorded, with a 30-month-old girl being treated for a serious condition.
    It said that three of the patients who died had been high risk people suffering with chronic ailments and the fourth was a 20-month baby boy.
    Though the ministry urged the population not to panic, it announced that a meeting of specialists will be held on Monday to suggest measures to contain the epidemic.