Saudi swine flu death toll reaches four
Saudi Arabia announced two new H1N1 flu related deaths on Friday…
August 2, 2009 12:01 by Dana El Baltaji
Saudi Arabia announced two new H1N1 flu related deaths on Friday, bringing the nation’s death toll to four, reports Reuters. The victims were a 32-year-old Saudi male nurse in the central city of Qassim, and another 25-year-old Saudi male in the southern city of Assir. Both victims died on Friday.
On Thursday, the nation confirmed its second swine flu victim: a 28-year-old Indonesian woman died who died western city of Dammam.
The kingdom is taking measures to ensure the flu does not spread during Islamic annual pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina this September.