Turkey records second swine flu death

Türkiye Materials 16 March 2015 16:28 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, March 16

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

The second death from swine flu was recorded in Turkey in the north-western province of Izmit, the Milliyet newspaper reported March 16.

Currently, two more people in Izmit are being treated for swine flu.

Previously, it was reported that in early March, the swine flu killed a resident of the Turkish province of Sivas.

The swine flu, or A/H1N1, was detected in late March 2009 in Mexico, the US and Canada, where the first death cases were registered. Back in April 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced a swine flu pandemic, gradually raising the level of threat.

Immediate actions were taken for global vaccination against this virus.

On June 11, 2009, the WHO, for the first time in over 40 years, officially announced the introduction of the sixth - the highest - level of pandemic threat due to the rapid spread of the A/H1N1 flu throughout the world.

Edited by SI


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