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A/H1N1 flu death toll climbs to 179 in Mexico
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The Mexican Health Ministry Tuesday reported a total of 179 deaths caused by the A/H1N1 epidemic and 20,860 confirmed cases in the country since the virus' breakout.

The ministry said in a statement that out of the deceased, 85.5 percent showed the symptom of coughing, 83.3 percent of fever, 75.4 percent of respiratory problems, 52 percent of expectoration, and 46.6 percent of seriously worsening health condition.

Among the victims, 49.2 percent were female, and 50.8 percent male. About 72 percent were between 20 and 54 years old.

Health authorities said the A/H1N1 virus was continuing to exist among Mexicans, so "it is important to keep preventive measures."

The most affected states are Chiapas, Yucatan, Mexico City, Jalisco, Veracruz, Tamaulipas and Tabasco.

Common A/H1N1 flu symptoms include fever over 38 degrees centigrade, a sore throat, cough, sudden and strong headache, muscle and joint pains, a running nose, and in some cases diarrhea.

The flu has devastated many countries worldwide, and it first erupted in Mexico in April.

(Xinhua News Agency August 26, 2009)

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