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9 people died from flu in Taiwan from Jan 12-18, death toll ramps up to 43 in four months

Nine people died of seasonal influenza in Taiwan last week, the death toll now has a total of 43 since October of 2019 according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) l, reported by Central News Agency.

The nine deaths were recorded from Jan. 12 to Jan. 18 a total of 115,527 people sought medical treatment for flu-like symptoms at hospitals and clinics according to CDC statistics.

CDC physician said the nine fatalities last week ranged from 40 to 79 years old, and were all diagnosed with the flu Type A H1N1 virus.

The flu and the new 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) have many overlapping symptoms, including fever, coughing, and fatigue, the key to differentiating the two is whether a patient has recently traveled to Wuhan, China.

Taiwan reported its first confirmed case of 2019-Coronavirus M carried by a Taiwanese woman who works in Wuhan and returned to Taiwan for vacation.


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