Jordan confirms third A(H1N1) flu fatality

October 24, 2009 11:27 pm 

AMMAN, Oct. 25 — Jordan's health authorities on Saturday confirmed the country's third death case of influenza A(H1N1).

The victim, a 15-year-old girl, was referred from a private hospital in the Jordanian capital of Amman to the state-run Prince Hamzah Hospital on October 16 as she suffered severe pneumonia, a source at the public hospital told Xinhua.

Jordan's Health Minister Nayef Fayez told Petra News Agency that medical tests showed that she had contracted the influenza. She was immediately given the required medication, the minister said.

The teenager's death brings to three the total number of A(H1N1) fatalities registered in Jordan so far as a 60-year old man suffering from influenza A(H1N1) died last week. The old man was also diagnosed with diabetes, high blood pressure and suffered circulatory problems.

On October 12, health authorities announced the death of a 26-year old man suffering from A(H1N1). He was also receiving treatment for lung infection and tuberculosis before testing positive for the influenza.

The number of A(H1N1) cases registered in the country hit 1,695 by last Wednesday since the discovery of the first case in June. (PNA/Xinhua)



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