Swine Flu

H1N1 death toll jumps by 1 000

2009-11-28 18:35

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Geneva - The number of swine flu deaths jumped by over 1 000 in a week, reaching at least 7 826 worldwide since the virus was first uncovered in April, World Health Organisation data showed Friday.

The number of deaths reported to the UN health agency showed the biggest rise in the Americas, where 5 360 deaths have now been recorded compared to 4 806 a week ago.

But Europe also posted a substantial increase percentage-wise with at least 650 fatalities now reported, representing a surge of 300 deaths or 85% from data posted a week ago.

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