H1N1 kills Jordanian
Amman, January 7, 2013
A 26-year-old Jordanian man has died in a hospital in Irbid due to H1N1 infection (swine flu), the kingdom's health minister was quoted as saying.
“The 26-year-old died in hospital today in Irbid,” in northern Jordan, Wreikat told .
“He was taken to the Princess Basma [public] Hospital three days ago suffering from severe pneumonia. Medical tests showed H1N1 infection, which led to the man’s death,” Health Minister Abdul Latif Wreikat was quoted as saying in a Gulf News report which cited the state-run Petra news agency.
Spreading from live birds to humans through direct contact, the flu causes fever and breathing problems.
An earlier report in Jordan Times said 22 cases of H1N1 have been registered in the kingdom since the beginning of winter.
The ministry’s spokesperson, Hatem Azrie, said that all H1N1 flu patients had received the needed medication and that most had been discharged from hospitals.