Bahrain has recorded its latest swine flu death, our sister newspaper Gulf Daily News (GDN) has learnt.
A Bahraini, in his 40s, who contracted the virus last month, died at Salmaniya Medical Complex on Tuesday.
A Health Ministry sp
Saudi Arabia said on Saturday a pilgrim had died of the H1N1 flu virus on the third day of the massive Muslim haj which experts fear could trigger new waves of the pandemic.
The victim was a 70-year-old man from Pakistan, the Health Minist
The number of officially lab-confirmed swine flu infections has topped 1,346 to date.
The Health Ministry has also reported around 15,000 H1N1 suspected infections.
'We are bracing for a big surge in H1N1 infections as we head
Bahrain may be facing a second more severe bout of swine flu infections as winter looms.
A Health Ministry official yesterday sounded the alarm amid worrisome increasing number of confirmed infections.
'A total 300 H1N1 cases h
Hundreds of people, including prominent businessmen, government officials, school staff and pupils flocked to take the swine flu vaccine in Bahrain.
Locals and expatriates were among more than 500 people who queued at the Hamad Kanoo Healt
A major drive to protect families from swine flu will be launched in Bahrain today (November 7).
The national vaccination campaign, under the theme 'Your commitment to H1N1 vaccine protects your family', will be inaugurated at 10.3
More than 860,000 people, nearly 90 per cent of Bahrain's population, will catch swine flu or the common flu by the end of next year, if people refuse vaccinations, it has been warned.
Of these, more than 20,000 would be confirmed H1N1
It will no longer be compulsory for Haj pilgrims to take the H1N1 vaccination before they leave for Saudi Arabia, health officials have declared.
The move comes as Saudi Arabia withdrew its earlier order that only those vaccinated against
Bahrain is expected to receive its first batch of 60,000 swine flu vaccines over the next week.
The vaccine was scheduled to arrive mid-October but was delayed due to paper work, said Health Ministry Public Health acting director Dr Khairi
Wedding-goers being tested for swine flu at the gate could be the latest trend sweeping Bahrain.
A wedding planner has taken the initiative to hire nurses to check the temperatures of guests as they arrive.
Ali Khalfan, who is also