Healthy, 25-year-old woman dies of swine flu; Litzman gets his shot

Healthy, 25-year-old wom

January 4, 2010 16:39


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A 25-year-old woman who had no chronic illnesses died on Monday at Emek Medical Center in Afula after succumbing to complications of the H1N1 flu virus. She was listed by the Health Ministry as the 79th Israeli victim of the pandemic flu strain since March. According to the ministry, an average of 700 Israelis die of complications of the seasonal flu each year, but the campaign for this vaccination is much less public. Thus it said that vaccinations against the two are important. On Monday, Deputy Health Minister Ya'acov Litzman finally got an H1N1 flu shot. It was given to him not at his health fund, where most of the public get theirs, but at the Health Ministry's public health department in Jerusalem's King David Street. So far, around four percent of the population have gone for the free, voluntary shot. No one who died of H1N1 flu had received the shot.

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