2 die from swine flu

By Leiselle Maraj and Cecily Asson Thursday,
October 15 2009
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swine fluInfluenza A/H1N1, or swine flu, has claimed its first victims in Trinidad and Tobago.

Health Minister Jerry Narace yesterday confirmed two men have died from the virus at the San Fernando General Hospital on Tuesday night.

“It is indeed difficult and sad for any Minister of Health to report fatalities to the nation. And although on a scientific level we expected this, on the human level, it remains disheartening and frustrating to lose lives to this new virus,” Narace said at a press conference yesterday at the ministry’s head office, Park Street, Port-of-Spain.
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