Colombia reports seventh death of A/H1N1 flu
The Colombian government reported on Monday the seventh death of A/H1N1 influenza in the country, Xinhua reported.
A woman in the municipality of Viterbo, in the mid-western Caldas department, died of A/H1N1 flu last Tuesday in a local hospital, the Ministry of Social Security and Health said.
"She was received by the hospital on July 5 when developing symptoms of cough, fever and respiratory difficulty," the ministry said.
Colobia confirmed its fifth and sixth death of A/H1N1 flu last week. The two cases, involving a baby and a young man, were both in the capital Bogota.
A total of 166 cases of A/H1N1 flu infections have been confirmed so far in Colombia. Of the seven death cases, five were in Bogota.
The Colombian government has taken strict measures at hospitals and health centers to avoid a large-scale explosion of the disease.