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    Tunisia records 5 H1N1 virus-related deaths

    APA-Tunis (Tunisia)

    Five death cases related to the H1N1 flu virus were recorded from 7 to 13 December, Tunisian minister of Health Imed Hammemi revealed on Monday.

    The government official spoke at a press briefing announced that two pregnant women, a diabetes-affected woman and a 3-month-old infant, are among these deaths.

    Hammemi added that 20 other cases related to the virus have been reported since the beginning of the cold season in Tunisia.

    The current health situation is “serious”, he warned, and that a crisis unit was set up to monitor the epidemiological situation of the flu, since December 7 when the first case of death was reported.

    According to Hammemi, the consultations rate for influenza is currently estimated at 6.5% of all consultations, which means more vigilance on the part of the population.


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