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A/H1N1 flu death toll reaches 253 in Egypt

2010-01-29 03:06:18 GMT2010-01-29 11:06:18 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

CAIRO, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- Egypt on Thursday registered two more death cases of influenza A/H1N1, bringing the nationwide death toll to 253, said the Health Ministry in a statement.

The death cases came from the governorates of Menya and Assiut, according to the statement.

Up till now, Egypt has reported more than 15,700 cases of the novel flu, according to the Health Ministry.

Egypt confirmed its first influenza A/H1N1 death case on July 19 last year, the victim was a 28-year-old Egyptian woman coming back from Saudi Arabia after making Umrah (pilgrimage to Mecca at any time of the year).

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