World Bulletin/News Desk
An Egyptian woman died on Sunday of the H1N1 virus, which is locally known as swine flu, the Egyptian Health Ministry said.
The woman 32, died at a fever hospital in the Nile Delta five days after she was admitted on contracting the virus, Hossam Abdel-Ghafar, a Health Ministry spokesman, said in a statement.
Abdel-Ghafar declined to provide an estimate of the people who died of the virus this year, saying that swine flu was generally categorized by his ministry as a common cold.
Even with this, Health Ministry statistics have it that around 38 people were killed by the H1N1 virus in across Egypt so far.
A total of 318 people had contracted the virus by the end of last winter, according to the ministry.
Swine flu is a respiratory disease caused by influenza that broke out in 2009 and was first observed in Mexico.Last Mod: 23 Kasım 2014, 23:26