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Swine flu cases up to 50 in Jordan

AMMAN, Jan 2 (KUNA) -- The Jordanian Ministry of Health said on Sunday that H1N1 (swine flu) cases recorded in the Kingdom have risen to 50 since the disease broke out in the country in early December last year.
The ministry added in a statement that 17 cases had fully recovered, 14 were still receiving in-home treatment and another 14 moderate cases are in hospitals. Only one case is in critical condition, the statement added. Health Minister Mahmoud Sheyab urged health officials in the governorates to launch comprehensive campaigns to raise public awareness on the cause of the disease, ways of contagion and prevention. (end) bs.mt KUNA 021646 Jan 11NNNN