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- December 25, 2009
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Egypt Swine flu deaths rise to 86
CAIRO: The Egyptian health ministry reported on Sunday the case of two new deaths from Gharbeya and Dakahleya as a result of the H1N1 virus, or Swine flu, bringing the official total of deaths in the country from the virus to 86.
Shaheen said that the latest cases included a 29-year-old man from the capital, who was suffering from H1N1 and had chronic asthma, diabetes and was obese, a 34-year-old man from Alexandria and a 54-year-old man from Cairo.
The official spokesman told Al Dostoor newspaper that Switzerland has apologized to Egypt for being unable to sell the vaccine against swine flu as it has depleted its surplus of the vaccine against swine flu. Negotiations are continuing with the French Government in response to the Minister of Health Hatem Al Gabali’s request to purchase its surplus of vaccines, in an attempt to buy as much as possible to vaccinate the largest number of Egyptians in order to prevent the spread of the disease internally, noting that the ministry seeks to buy 150,000 vaccine doses from France.