Georgia reports first death from swine flu this year

Tbilisi, Jan 18 (IANS) A 39-year-old man was confirmed as the first case dying of complications after being infected with swine flu, Georgian authorities announced on Sunday.

The man was transferred from western Georgia to the capital city when he was in a very critical condition, but died soon last week, Xinhua quoted Paata Imnadze, head of the Georgian National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as saying.

He confirmed that the cause of the death was the infection of the swine flu, also known as the H1N1 virus.

However, Imnadze said there is no threat of major outbreaks in Georgia.

“We expect some increase since last December but not outbreak,” he said, adding that the situation is under control.

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