11 swine flu deaths in Syria since September, says health ministry

Damascus, Syria: Eleven people have been killed by the swine flu virus in Syria since September, the country's health ministry said on Tuesday.

In this file image, Syrians gather between damaged buildings in the predominantly Christian and Armenian neighborhood of Suleimaniyeh, Aleppo, Syria.  AFP

In this file image, Syrians gather between damaged buildings in the predominantly Christian and Armenian neighborhood of Suleimaniyeh, Aleppo, Syria. AFP

"Since September, 27 people infected with the H1N1 virus have been hospitalised. Eleven of them died," Ahmad Damiriyeh of the health ministry's division on chronic and contagious diseases was quoted in the state-run Al-Thawra daily as saying.

The H1N1 cases were spread across Syria, according to the newspaper.

Syria reported its first death from swine flu in August 2009, during a regional outbreak that sparked warnings from governments and the World Health Organisation.

By August 2010, when the WHO lifted its warning, the virus had killed 18,500 people in 214 countries.

AFP


Updated Date: Jan 19, 2016 18:41 PM

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