California tourist with swine flu dies in J'lem - Israel's 32nd fatality

Man with swine flu dies

By JPOST.COM STAFF, JUDY SIEGEL ITZKOVICH
October 13, 2009 09:42

A 69-year-old tourist from California who was diagnosed with swine flu has died in Jerusalem's Sha'are Tzedek Hospital. The man, who died Sunday, was also suffering from other chronic illnesses. However, the Health Ministry said that the H1N1 virus could not be ruled out as the cause of death, and therefore counted the man as Israel's 32nd swine flu fatality. In two weeks, the Health Ministry expects to purchase and import 350,000 doses of H1N1 swine flu vaccine, out of a total of 2.3 million doses to be available here by the end of March. The first 430,000 doses of H1N1 vaccine will be offered here to high-risk populations, starting with medical staffers, pregnant women, people with chronic illness and weak immune systems, and children.


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