x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 20 July 2017

Four die from swine flu

The Ministry of Health confirms the death of two women from the H1N1 virus, raising the total deaths in the UAE to four.

The Ministry of Health has confirmed the death of two women from the H1N1 virus, raising the total deaths in the UAE to four. The new cases involve a pregnant woman who was admitted to hospital 10 days ago at an unspecified location. The woman was suffering from a respiratory problem and required a caesarean section to deliver the new born. The ministry said the newborn baby was healthy, the woman, however passed away. The ministry has pledged to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of the fourth woman from suspected swine flu complications. myoussef@thenational.ae