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Global Swine Flu Kills 5 More


The global H1N1 swine flu death toll rose by five Tuesday while Bahrain reported its first case.

Mexican health officials say their death toll rose by three to 83. U.S. officials report one more death, increasing the country's death toll to 12. Canadian health officials report a second swine flu-related death there.

Bahrain's Health Ministry announced its first confirmed swine flu case on Tuesday. Authorities in Bahrain say the patient is a 21-year-old student who recently returned from the northeastern U.S. state of New York.

The latest reports from those individual countries are not yet included the latest figures provided by the World Health Organization.

The WHO reports Tuesday there are nearly 13,000 confirmed swine flu cases in 46 countries, with 92 fatalities so far.

While the vast majority of deaths are reported in Mexico, the United States has so far reported the vast majority of infections, with more than 6,700 confirmed swine flu cases reported.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.

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