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2 more deaths related to influenza A/H1N1 reported in New Caledonia

Written By vibykhmer on Saturday, August 22, 2009 | 3:33 AM

WELLINGTON, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- Two more people in New Caledonia have died of influenza A/H1N1 after the first fatality was reported this week, Radio New Zealand International reported on Saturday.

The health authorities said the latest victims were a 58-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man, Radio New Zealand International reported.

The first person to die of an H1N1 infection in the French overseas territory was an eight-year-old girl.

The authorities said the flu outbreak may potentially affect 20,000 people in the French territory.

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