2 die from swine flu

By Leiselle Maraj and Cecily Asson Thursday,
October 15 2009

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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7 thoughts on “2 die from swine flu”

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  2. | H1N1 or Swine Flu is a bit scary but it a good thing to note that this virus is not that very deadly

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  5. It is a cover-up.scores more have died H1N1 in Trinidad. Hundreds more are infected.HOLD YOURSELF RESPONSIBLE MINISTRY OF HEALTH!

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