56 Dead as Swine Flu Resurfaces in Egypt

Officials had taken measures to stop spread
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 27, 2010 12:43 PM CST
56 Dead as Swine Flu Resurfaces in Egypt
Palestinian pilgrims on their way to the Hajj, the religious pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia, wait in line to receive swine flu vaccinations between Egypt and Gaza, Friday, Nov. 6, 2009.   (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)

The H1N1 swine flu virus has reemerged in Egypt, infecting 1,172 people and killing 56 since Oct. 8, Reuters reports. Some 16,373 have been infected in the country, with 281 deaths, since it was first reported there in June 2009. Egyptian officials last year culled all pigs, shut schools, and stopped sick travelers at airports. Worldwide, 18,450 have died from the virus, says the World Health Organization.
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