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Turkish health authorities report increase of swine flu fatalities.

ANKARA Ankara (ăng`kərə, Turk. äng`kärä), city (1990 pop. 2,533,209), capital of Turkey and Ankara prov., W central Turkey, at an elevation of c.3,000 ft (910 m). , Nov 23 (KUNA) -- The number of deaths in Turkey resulting from the

H1N1 virus, known as swine flu swine flu
n.
A highly contagious form of human influenza caused by a filterable virus identical or related to a virus formerly isolated from infected swine.
, has increased to 112, Turkish Health Ministry

said in a statement on Monday. The statement noted that most swine flu fatalities were also infected in·fect  
tr.v. in·fect·ed, in·fect·ing, in·fects
1. To contaminate with a pathogenic microorganism or agent.

2. To communicate a pathogen or disease to.

3. To invade and produce infection in.
 with

other chronic diseases. Out of those who died from the virus, 63 had chronic illnesses and two were

pregnant, the statement noted. Meanwhile, 301 people infected with the virus are being treated in

hospitals around the country, the statement added. Among them are 59 patients

in intensive care, and 31 are on life support.

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Publication:Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)
Date:Nov 23, 2009
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