Over 400 swine flu cases recorded in Turkey

About 463 citizens of Turkey were diagnosed with swine flu since the beginning of 2016, Turkish Health Ministry reported on January 13.

Some 14 people died from swine flu during this period in Turkey, according to the ministry.

Over 2,905 people suspected with swine flu appealed to the country’s hospitals since the beginning of this year, among whom were also citizens of other countries.

Some 181 people died from swine flu in 2015 in Turkey, according to Turkish Health Ministry.

The virus A/H1N1 has been detected at the end of March 2009 in Mexico, the United States and Canada, where the first fatal cases were registered. In Apr. 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the swine flu pandemic, gradually raising the level of threat.

In June 11, 2009 for the first time in more than 40 years, WHO has officially announced the introduction of the sixth - the highest level of pandemic threat of the rapid spread through the world of influenza A/H1N1.

More than 19,000 cases of infection with H1N1 flu with fatalities have been registered, and infected people were found in most countries of the world, according to WHO.

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