Friday, October 9, 2009

China reports first swine flu death,warns of heightened risk

China on Tuesday announced its first swine flu death, saying a patient in its southwestern Tibet region had died from the disease and warning the threat from the disease could soon worsen.
In response, the government had "urgently" sent 200,000 doses of influenza A(H1N1) vaccine to the region since Sunday's death in a bid to contain the virus, China's health ministry said in a statement on its website."An influenza A(H1N1) sufferer in the region died after efforts to save the sufferer failed," it said. "This is our first domestic report of a swine flu death," said the statement, which gave no further details on the victim....

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