A/H1N1 death toll reaches 109 in Egypt
Egypt on Sunday reported three more death cases of influenza A/H1N1, bringing the nationwide death toll to 109, said the Health Ministry in a statement.
A 55-year-old woman in Daqahliya, 90 km north of Cairo and another 66-year-old woman in Qalyubiya, 40 km north of Cairo, died of A/H1N1 virus, said the statement, Xinhua reported.
The third case was a 35-year-old woman in Assuit, 330 km south of Cairo, added the statement.
Up till now, Egypt has reported more than 8,500 cases of the novel flu, according to the Health Ministry.
Egypt confirmed its first influenza A/H1N1 death case on July 19. A 28-year-old Egyptian woman, who was back from Saudi Arabia after making Umrah (pilgrimage to Mecca at any time of the year), died of the flu virus.
The most populous Arab country reported its first A/H1N1 flu case on June 2, a 12-year-old Egyptian-American girl coming from the United States via the Netherlands.