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Sun 2 Aug 2009 07:45 AM

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Qatar reports first swine flu death

Thirty-six year-old Qatari falls ill while in Dubai, meanwhile Kuwait confirms 39 new H1N1 cases.

A Qatari man has died from swine flu after falling ill with the virus while staying in Dubai, it has been reported.

Gulf Times said the 36 year-old man is the first person from Qatar to die of the H1N1 virus. He had been suffering from flu-like symptoms for a week and had visited hospital twice, the paper said.

He was finally admitted when he arrived in Qatar from Dubai. He was reported to have been suffering acute pneumonia and high temperature and was diagnosed with swine flu. He was later transferred to intensive care, but subsequently died.

Meanwhile, the Kuwaiti Ministry of Health announced on Saturday 39 new cases of the H1N1 virus, taking the country’s official number of cases to 211.

The news agency KUNA said the ministry spokesman Dr Yousuf Al Nisf said most of the cases had been treated and discharged from hospital.

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Alnaqbi 10 years ago

I wounder why there are no number announced in UAE for the cases of H1N1. why publishing other countries cases and not UAE... we need a clear view of the status in UAE