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May 20, 2019
Cyprus Mail
Cyprus Health

One person dies of swine flu in north

One person has died of swine flu in the north, while five more cases are being treated, it emerged on Tuesday.

According to Turkish Cypriot health minister Filiz Besim tests were carried out on 80 people showing flu symptoms, six of whom tested positive for swine flu, also known as the H1N1 virus.

Besim noted that vaccine stocks are plenty, adding that measures have been taken to tackle the increase in swine flu incidents,

As of September, she said, all people over 60, under ten, and vulnerable groups with chronic illnesses, will be vaccinated against the virus.

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