Argentina swine flu toll rises to 465


Till date, 8,240 people have been infected with the influenza A (H1N1) virus, also called swine flu, in the country, the report said Friday.

Earlier in July, the health authorities had put restrictions on business and public activities in the country due to the swine flu outbreak.

The fatalities from the disease have decreased since June 26 and the most recent death was reported Aug 20, the report said.

According to the latest World Health Organisation (WHO) figures, there were more than 209,000 confirmed cases of swine flu worldwide and 2,185 people have died.
South America continues to account for the vast majority of confirmed swine flu cases (110,000) and deaths (1,876). Brazil leads the world in swine flu deaths with 577, followed by the US and Argentina.

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