Ulan Bator, Jan 29 : The H1N1 flu virus, also known as swine flu, has killed seven adults in Mongolia since the beginning of this year, the country's health minister said on Tuesday.
At a plenary session of the parliament, Davaajanstan Sarangerel denied the media reports that many children have died of swine flu in the country so far this year.
"Great efforts have been made by relevant officials to halt the spread of flu and flu-like illnesses.
Fortunately, there have been no reports of any deaths of children due to the flu and flu-like illness, including the H1N1 flu virus," Sarangerel said.
"However, seven adults died from the H1N1 flu virus across the country so far this year," she said.
Swine flu is a human respiratory disease. People get the disease from other people, instead of pigs.
It has an incubation period of one to four days and has high virulence if not diagnosed and treated in time. (UNI)