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Venezuela Confirm Case 482 of H1N1 influenza

The number of cases of H1N1 influenza, also known as swine flu confirmed in Venezuela increased to 482 this year, said Health Minister Eugenia Sader, on Wednesday.

According to latest reports, the state of Merida in southeast Venezuela had 189 cases of H1N1, the largest number ever reported, followed by the capital city of Caracas in 112 cases, and 181 other cases confirmed in 17 of the 24 states of Venezuela.

The first case reported this year in Merida at the beginning of this month.

Sader said that the Venezuelan government tried to prevent the spread of the disease. About three million people have been vaccinated against this virus.

Three patients infected with H1N1 flu virus has died in Venezuela this year, according to Sader.

H1N1 Influenza can lead to deadly pneumonia if not treated early.

While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Georgia last Tuesday reported that the H1N1 flu virus has claimed more infectious on human life in the South Caucasus country.

So far the virus has killed 30 people in Georgia this year, during the flu season is in progress while others transmit the flu virus type A and B, each of which has killed three and 14 patients.

Swine flu virus has killed 33 of 1,800 patients infected in Georgia during last year's flu season.

World Health Organization (WHO) in June 2009 stating that a new strain of swine H1N1 virus origin as a pandemic that by the UN agency announced in August last year, according to Xinhua reported.

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