Swine flu kills second Jordanian in week

January 13, 2013

A Jordanian woman has died of swine flu in the second such death in a week, Health Minister Abdullatif Wreikat said on Sunday.

"The woman, who was in her forties, was taken to hospital last Sunday, suffering from pneumonia," Wreikat told the official news agency Petra.

"The woman was given necessary treatment after tests showed H1N1 infection but she died on Friday," he added.

In 2009, an epidemic of H1N1 erupted in Mexico and spread into a worldwide pandemic that caused at least 17,000 deaths. The declared it over in August 2010.

On January 6, a 26-year-old man died of the virus, which has killed 25 people in Jordan in recent years.

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TheGhostofOtto1923
1 / 5 (3) Jan 13, 2013
So I guess Jordan will have a convenient excuse to kill all the swine in their country just like Egypt did during the last outbreak. Filthy beasts. Swine that is.

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