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  • Monday ,24 February 2014
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Egypt swine flu death toll rises to 63

By-Ahram

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Monday ,24 February 2014

Egypt swine flu death toll rises to 63

Sixty-three people have died from the H1N1 virus in Egypt since December, the health ministry said on Sunday.

Between Tuesday and Saturday last week 110 people were diagnosed with the virus – known as swine flu – eight of whom died.
 
A total of 539 people are suspected of having the virus.
 
Swine flu is a relatively new strain of influenza.
 
The beginning of the school year in Egypt has twice been postponed, due to security concerns and the outbreak of swine flu.
 
On Wednesday, the cabinet announced the academic year would start on 8 March.