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Deaths of A/H1N1 flu rise to 17 in Mongolia

2009-11-20 10:16 BJT

Special Report: World tackles A/H1N1 flu |

ULAN BATOR, Nov. 19 (Xinhua) -- The death toll of the A/H1N1 flu virus in Mongolia rose to 17 on Thursday, the health ministry said.

The number of people who were infected with the A/H1N1 virus rose to 1,073, of which 776 were in Ulan Bator and 297 in other provinces, according to a report from the health ministry.

Cases of virus have not been registered in two provinces. The report said 23,271 people received medical services in hospitals.

With the infection rate not decreasing, the government decided Wednesday to prolong the heightened state of preparedness which it announced on November 3 for two weeks, head of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and chief of governmental working group M. Enkhbold said. In addition, the date of call-up was prolonged for two weeks.

Editor: Jin Lin | Source: Xinhua