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15 more deaths push up Mexico swine flu toll to 179

world Updated: Aug 27, 2009 16:59 IST
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Mexico's swine flu death toll rose to 179 after 15 more deaths were recorded within a week, the health ministry has said.

The number of cases from A (H1N1) rose to 20,681, in the third worst affected country after the United States and Argentina.

All regions in the country where the outbreak began in April have now been affected, with central and southern regions worst hit.

Mexico is seeking a World Bank loan of around 400 million dollars to help finance 20 million swine flu vaccines it has ordered amid preparations for an expected resurgence of the virus when temperatures drop in November.

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