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More Severe H1N1 Cases Recorded Across Europe, Middle East

The Guardian: Swine flu spreading across eastern Europe and Middle East
“Swine flu has killed 183 people in Ukraine this winter and is spreading rapidly across eastern Europe and the Middle East. At least 107 people have died in Russia after contracting the disease, 18 in Armenia, and 10 in Georgia, according to government figures. In the Middle East, 112 deaths from the virus have been reported in Iran, and there are unconfirmed reports of dozens more deaths in areas of Syria and Iraq occupied by Islamic State. Rates of severe H1N1 infection have spiked within the E.U…” (Tucker, 2/9).

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