H1N1 flu outbreak kills 17 in Venezuela: Media
Published on May 28, 2013 6:28 AM
CARACAS (REUTERS) - An outbreak of H1N1 flu has killed 17 people in Venezuela and infected another 250, private media and local authorities said on Monday.
H1N1, often referred to as swine flu, was a flu strain that swept around in the world in a 2009/2010 pandemic.
"We're suffering a tail-end of the pandemic," a former Venezuelan health minister, Mr Rafael Orihuela, told a local TV station, commenting on the widespread reports of 17 deaths in the South American nation of 29 million people.
Most of the cases were in border states near Colombia.
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