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Thursday, August 28 2014 @ 01:22 AM EDT

Panama reports 4th death from A/H1N1 flu

Healthcare PANAMA CITY, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- A pregnant woman with asthma died from the A/H1N1 flu, raising the death toll from the deadly disease in the country to four, the Health Ministry said in a statement Friday. The 22-year-old woman died on Aug. 7 in a hospital in the central-southern province of Herrera, Health Minister Franklin Vergara said. There have been four deaths caused by the A/H1N1 flu in Panama, including a nine-month baby, a three-year-old boy and a 72-year-old with Alzheimer's disease. Panama has so far confirmed 622 cases of the flu, of which 593 have recovered. The epidemic broke out mainly in the capital of Panama City. Panama confirmed its first case of A/H1N1 flu on May 8.
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