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Japan reports 2 more swine flu-linked deaths

Japan reports 2 more swine flu-linked deaths

Japan has confirmed two more swine flu-related deaths, bringing the number of fatalities linked to the virus in the country to five.
Health officials say a 74-year-old women with swine flu and other illnesses died Thursday of acute pneumonia in the central city of Nagoya, and a man in his 30s infected with the virus died later in the day of pneumonia and heart failure in Nagano, northwest of Tokyo.
The World Health Organization says the swine flu virus _ also known as H1N1 _ killed 1,799 people worldwide as of Aug. 13.
Japan's health ministry plans to request 20.7 billion yen ($221 million) in its budget for the fiscal year starting in April 2010 to deal with swine flu.


Updated : 2021-05-12 01:05 GMT+08:00