Swine flu claims 40 in Turkey

The death toll from pandemic influenza, publicly known as swine flu, in Turkey has risen to 40.

Swine flu claims 40 in Turkey

The death toll from pandemic influenza, publicly known as swine flu, in Turkey has risen to 40.

Releasing a written statement Turkish Health Ministry said on Wednesday that three people at the ages of 5, 13, 26 and a baby below the age of 1, were the most recent victims of the swine flu.

The ministry said 145 people, infected with swine flu, were currently under treatment in hospitals. "33 of the 145 people are in intensive care units," the statement said.

Below list shows the age groups and the number of people died of swine flu:

     Age Group Number of people died
     ------------- ---------------------
     0-4 6
     5-14 9
     15-24 2
     25-44 16
     45-65 4
     65 and above 3


The statement said vaccination of health care workers and Turkish pilgrims who would travel to Saudi Arabia for Hajj continued.

Mass vaccination of school children would begin at the end of November.

Pregnant women in Turkey will get a special form of swine flu vaccine. Turkey will import 1 million doses which do not contain "adjuvant" for pregnant women. Adjuvant-free vaccines would arrive in Turkey in December.


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Güncelleme Tarihi: 11 Kasım 2009, 14:03
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