Fifth swine flu death in Estonia, vaccine delayed
Eestlased Eestis 08 Dec 2009  EWR
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Kai Joost, Baltic Reports

TALLINN — Swine flu caused another death in Estonia on Tuesday as a 31-year old man died in the hospital.

The Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs announced that the 31 year-old man died of pneumonia, but an official autopsy found him positive for the A/H1N1 virus. The man belonged to a risk group which will be eligible for a vaccine upon arrival.

The ministry is not revealing the man’s name or which hospital he died in for privacy concerns. This is the fifth swine flu death in Estonia.

Vaccine delays

The ministry reported Monday that a vaccine consignment of 100,000 doses from GlaxoSmithKline will not arrive by Dec. 15 but is delayed until Dec. 28. Only an order of 50,000 vaccines by Baxter will arrive as originally planned.

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