N1 Flu Virus in Gaza: Six People Die from Lack of Medicines

Six people have died after contracting the N1 virus in Gaza, according to a Palestinian official.

Salama Maarouf, a spokesman for Gaza’s Hamas-run government, told Anadolu Agency on Thursday that Gaza’s Health Ministry had recorded 12 cases of N1, six of whom had succumbed to the virus.

According to Maarouf, Gaza’s health sector lacks the basic medicine necessary to deal with the virus due to Israel’s decade-long blockade of the coastal enclave.

Source: Palestine Chronicle