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‘Swine flu’ leaves 5 dead in Morocco: Health minister

– Officials ‘closely monitoring’ situation, health minister says

By Khaled Mahjoub</p> <p>RABAT (AA) – At least five people have died in Morocco after contracting H1N1, otherwise known as “swine flu”, the state-run Moroccan Press Agency reported Thursday.</p> <p>“Five deaths have been reported so far from H1N1 at both public and private clinics,” the news agency quoted Health Minister Anas Doukkali as saying.</p> <p>“H1N1 is the dominant flu subtype this year,” Doukkali added, going on to assert that his ministry was “closely monitoring” the situation.</p> <p>The “swine flu” made international headlines in 2009 when the World Health Organization described its sudden appearance as a “pandemic”.

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