China: Swine flu death toll mounts to 200

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China: Swine flu death toll mounts to 200
Beijing, Dec 6: China's official swine flu death toll has reached 200 with almost all of the deaths recorded in Nov 2009, the health ministry said.

A statement posted on the ministry's website Friday, Dec 4 said 194 of the deaths from the influenza A(H1N1) virus had been reported last month.

"Cold weather was behind the rapid rise in fatalities," a ministry official was quoted by media as saying.

A total of 92,904 cases of swine flu were reported by the end of Nov, when China had vaccinated nearly 27 million people, the ministry said.

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