Number of Deaths from H1N1 Raises to 81 in Thailand

Sixteen more people died of Influenza A(H1N1) in Thailand in the past one week, raising the total number of deaths from the disease to 81.
Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Public Health Ministry, Dr Paichit Varachit, said the victims were nine men and seven women, one of whom was pregnant , Bernama reports.

Swine flu now reaches 168 countries and territories, the WHO said in its latest update on its website.

As of July 31, Azerbaijan, Gabon, Grenada, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Monaco, Nauru, Swaziland, and Suriname were added to the ranks of countries reporting laboratory confirmed cases of influenza A(H1N1), Hindustan Times reports.

Meanwhile, the H1N1 flu virus that has spread around the world is especially risky for pregnant women. If they become infected, especially after the first three months of pregnancy, they can get very sick or even die. Cases of fetal death have also been reported ,Voice of America reports.

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