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Posted On: 23 June 2009 11:30 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:09 pm

Six recover from swine flu in Qatar; American boy leaves Doha

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Six of the total 14 swine flu patients in Qatar have recovered from the illness while the condition of the remaining is improving fast, the Supreme Council of Health said yesterday. Swine flu has infected more than 52,000 people in 100 countries and territories and killed 231 people since late March, the World Health Organisation said yesterday. The two-and-a-half year old American boy of Bangladeshi origin who was diagnosed with swine flu while transiting through Doha has already left the country after having recovered. Three other patients — the Jordanian and Egyptian students who recently returned from a trip to the US and the 31-year old Filipino — were removed from quarantine on Sunday. The two- year-old boy from New Zealand and the 17-year-old Iraqi student were also released from medical observation yesterday, said a statement issued by the Council. The two children from Australia and the Filipina who contracted the disease from her infected husband have also recovered. They are expected to be released from quarantine today. Quarantine of the third Australian boy as well as the two Indian children, who were among the four new cases confirmed by the Council on Sunday is likely to be lifted tomorrow. The condition of the remaining two patients — an American child and Jordanian child — is also improving.