Panama flu update: Death toll rises to 27

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In a follow-up to reports on the H1N1 influenza outbreak in Panama, Director General of Health Ministry of Health, Itza Barahona de Mosca announced today additional flu-related fatalities bringing the toll to 27.

Local media report (computer translated), the number infected and hospitalized  in the outbreak has increased to 1177, in which 800 have already been discharged.

Panama received 680,000 doses of flu vaccine and a vaccination drive will take place throughout the country, particularly for those people that are vulnerable-patients with chronic illnesses, children under 5 and adults over 60 years.



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