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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.

This preliminary negative stained transmission electron micrograph image depicts some of the ultrastructural morphology of an H1N1 "swine flu" virus culture obtained from a California patient suffering from the current international flu outbreak, in an image obtained from the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, on April 28, 2009. An outbreak of H1N1 flu has killed 17 people in Venezuela and infected another 250, private media and local authorities said on Monday. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS  
 
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