Spain announces 5th death of A/H1N1 flu
A 45-year-old Algerian man died of A/H1N1 flu, the Spanish Ministry of Health announced on Friday, bringing the country's total flu deaths to five, Xinhua reported.
The victim, who lived in Alicante province on the east coast of the country, died on July 20 as he was being transferred to a hospital. He was confirmed dead from the A/H1N1 flu virus four days later.
The ministry said the victim had been suffering from severe underlying health problems, including hypertension and kidney disease, and had been undergoing dialysis in the past 16 years.
Up until Thursday, 1,538 A/H1N1 flu cases had been reported in the country.