A 35-year-old man who was hospitalized two weeks ago with complications from the
H1N1 flu virus, or swine flu, at Hadassah University Medical Center in
Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem died on Tuesday at the Rabin Medical Center-Beilinson
Campus. He had been transferred there to be attached to a special respiratory
device, although the treatment failed.
The Health Ministry continues to
urge the public, especially those at high risk, to get vaccinated. So far, only
15 percent of the general population and 56% of the highrisk population have
gotten their free shots.