Nov 23 2009
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Egypt: Ministry of Health announces 10th swine flu death
The patient was admitted to Sadr Hospital in Abbassiya on Nov. 19 suffering from pneumonia and had difficulty breathing. She tested positive for H1N1, Abdel Rahman Shahin, official spokesperson for the Ministry of Health, said.
She was also suffering from chronic diseases including obesity, diabetes and a relatively high blood pressure, he added.
Out of the 47 new cases, 25 cases were found in schools around the country.
"The majority of students who got the H1N1 virus go to private schools, mostly international and languages schools, since they always have someone around them who recently returned from abroad and got the virus," said Minister of Education, Youssry El-Gamal, in an interview on Egyptian terrestrial television.
In addition, 11 of the 47 newly reported cases were found in Cairo, Ain Shams and Alexandria Universities Monday. The total number of swine flu cases found in universities so far reached 149 cases.
The number of recovered cases in Egypt is 2,910, while 140 cases are still undergoing treatment in hospitals.
On the other hand, Minister of Social Solidarity, Aly Moselhy, who is the head of the Egyptian Pilgrimage Delegation this year, said that no swine flu cases were reported so far among Egyptian pilgrims.
There have been eight deaths among the Egyptian pilgrimage delegation so far, but none of them was related to swine flu.
By Safaa Abdoun
© Daily News Egypt 2009
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