In Turkey Swine flu death toll rises to 8 - Health Minister

The minister confirmed that swine flu killed 30 people throughout Turkey in 2015.

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Turkey's swine flu death toll rises to 8--Health Minister

(Hindustan Times)
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Turkish Health Minister, Mehmet Muezzinoglu, confirmed on Thursday that the death toll from swine flu had reached a total of eight this year so far.

He said on Thursday at a press conference in Ankara that before being infected, six people were chronically ill ; one was pregnant, while the other had no health problem.

Muezzinoglu said three people, including two Syrians, also died as a result of swine flu in the Turkish southern province of Adana on Jan. 3.

The minister confirmed that swine flu killed 30 people throughout Turkey in 2015.

In 2009, the H1N1 endemic erupted in Mexico, later becoming a worldwide epidemic.

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