19 Mar '11, 12am

Venezuela sees second Influenza A death

CARACAS: A second person has died from a new resurgence of Influenza A -- or swine flu -- in Venezuela that also infected the victim's family members, health officials said on Friday. The victim was among four family members who were infected by H1N1 in the northern state of Miranda, the local health director Gustavo Villasmil told Globovision. "The other three are recovering well," Villasmil said. Also Friday, health officials in the northern state of Carabobo reported that a women tested positive with H1N1. Earlier, a 32 year old in the western state of Merida died from swine flu and 12 others were infected, Health Minister Eugenia Sader said Thursday. Sader said one of those who tested positive was hospitalised, with the others treating the disease at home. It may have been brought in by one of the 160,000 tourists who flocked to Merida, near the Colombian border, for a...

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