360 tested positive for swine flu

At least 12 people have died from swine flu in Turkey since 2014.

360 tested positive for swine flu

World Bulletin / News Desk

 The Turkish Health Minister said Saturday that a total of 360 patients out of more than 4,300 samples tested positive for swine flu, also known as H1N1.

"A total of 360 patients tested positive for H1N1," said Mehmet Muezzinoglu, adding that the ministry has been closely monitoring developments regarding the virus.

The minister said there were some other factors in the death of those who were alleged to have died of swine flu in the country, such as lung and kidney failure, and some chronic diseases.

"The ministry has been taking all kinds of measures and there is no need for an extraordinary panic," Muezzinoglu said.

Muezzinoglu's remarks came a day after samples from a 51-year-old woman, who had died in the eastern province of Erzincan on March 16, tested positive for the swine flu virus.

On Tuesday, the ministry ruled out a swine flu outbreak and predicted that the flu season would be over by the end of March.

At least 12 people have died from swine flu in Turkey since 2014.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 21 Mart 2015, 15:10
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