Swine flu claimed the life of a 68-year-old woman with health problems, said the government.
Rabat – Government Spokesman Mustapha El Khalfi confirmed the second of five deaths caused by the H1N1 virus on Thursday, based on information from the health minister, Anas Doukkali.
The second victim was a 68-year-old woman who reportedly suffered from other health problems, resulting in complications.
On January 28, a pregnant woman died in Casablanca after being diagnosed with the H1N1 virus Doctors performed an emergency caesarean section, but the newborn child died the next day.
The husband and father, however, complained that doctors had neglected his wife and called on the government to conduct flu vaccination campaigns.
Health minister Doukkali also briefed ministers on the epidemiological situation and the measures his ministry is taking to combat the H1N1 flu virus. He said that “eight health centers, hospitals, and offices were dedicated to testing the virus at the national level.”
El Khalfi said that the situation in Morocco was “similar to other countries.