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Russia's swine flu death toll rises to 19

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Russia's swine flu death toll has risen to 19, the country's sanitary and consumer rights watchdog said on its website on Friday.

MOSCOW, November 6 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's swine flu death toll has risen to 19, the country's sanitary and consumer rights watchdog said on its website on Friday.

"A total of 19 fatal cases have been registered - 14 of them have been confirmed," Rospotrebnadzor said.

As of November 2, 2009, the A/H1N1 virus had been confirmed in 3,122 cases in Russia. Most cases have been registered in Moscow, Siberia's Krasnoyarsk and the Trans-Baikal regions.

Rospotrebnadzor also said, citing data from World Health Organization regional bureaus, that over 442,000 people have contracted the virus worldwide, with 6,051 fatalities as of Monday.

 

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