46th H1N1 flu virus victim announced; Health Ministry warns of mumps

46th H1N1 flu virus vict

November 15, 2009 19:59


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A 65-year-old man died Sunday at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa after being infected with H1N1 virus. He suffered from serious chronic diseases, thus the link between his death and the flu could not be proven, the Health Ministry said. He was the 46th official victim of the H1N1 flu since last spring. Meanwhile, the ministry said there has in recent months been an increase in the prevalence of the mumps, especially in the Jerusalem region. The viral disease usually passes without incidence but in some cases can cause serious complications. Children who undergo routine vaccinations against the mumps do not get infected, but as some children in haredi and other homes do not get fully vaccinated, they may get infected.

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