Australian, boy die from swine flu in Russia: reports
An Australian tourist and a child have died in Russia after suffering from swine flu, local media reported Monday.
The 61-year old Australian, who was visiting the country on a tourist visa to marry his Russian girlfriend, died in Ufa in the Volga region earlier in January, the reports said.
The man was allegedly contaminated during a flight by his neighbour who had embarked from Hong Kong, popular daily Komsomolskaia pravda reported.
Separately, a Russian boy died Saturday in northern Kirovsk a day after being hospitalised, local doctor Liudmila Stepina told Itar-Tass news agency.
"The child was not innoculated against this type of flu," she added, without revealing his age.
The World Health Organisation last August declared that the H1N1 -- commonly known as swine flu -- pandemic was over, more than a year after it threw the world into a panic.
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