Rabat: Five people have died of swine flu (H1N1 flu) in Morocco. Health Minister Anas Doukkali officially announced the death cases, which were reported in the public and private health facilities.
In a statement to Moroccan news agency (MAP), Doukkali said that the H1N1 flu is the dominant sub-type this year, like all countries in the world, reassuring that the Ministry of Health is still maintaining the epidemiological watch.
He urged elderly people, children aged six months to five years, pregnant women and patients suffering from chronic diseases, to be cautious and get vaccinated against influenza.
The minister told a Cabinet meeting that two women had died of swine flu – a pregnant 34-year-old and another aged 68.