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Swine flu death toll up to almost 200

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-08-11

If confimed by the WHO, figures from Brazil's Health Minister Jose Temporao announcing that Brazil's swine flu death toll has soared to 192 would mean that the country has the third largest number of deaths from the deadly A (H1N1) virus.

AFP - Brazil's swine flu death toll has soared to almost 200, Health Minister Jose Temporao said Tuesday.
   
His new figure of 192 is double the figure given by the health ministry last Wednesday, although a tally of individual states last week already gave 132 deaths.
   
If confirmed by the World Health Organization, the new toll would mean Brazil -- population 190 million -- has overtaken Mexico to become the country with the third largest number of fatalities from the A(H1N1) virus, after the United States and Argentina.
   
The bulk of the victims died in southern Brazil, where southern hemisphere's winter is at its peak: 40 percent of the victims were from Sao Paulo state; 23 percent were from Rio Grande do Sul state, which borders on Argentina and Uruguay, and 22 percent were from Parana, which borders on Argentina and Paraguay, according to Health Ministry figures.
   
Temporao gave the information in testimony to Congress explaining the government's approach to the pandemic.
   
Seventy-seven percent of the serious flu cases currently in Brazil were caused by the A(H1N1) virus, Temporao said.
  

Date created : 2009-08-11

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