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Swine flu deaths climb past 2,800: WHO

world Updated: Sep 04, 2009 17:13 IST
AFP
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The World Health Organisation said on Friday that at least 2,837 people had died from swine flu virus infections.

“There are now at least 2,837 deaths attributable to pandemic H1N1,” said Gregory Hartl, spokesman for the UN health agency.

The data mark an increase of 652 deaths from the last toll of 2,185 published a week ago.

Hartl said the increase in the number of deaths is due to the overall rise in the number of people who have caught the A(H1N1) virus, and not because of the virus becoming more virulent.