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June 16, 2016
Panama health minister resigns amid deadly swine flu outbreak
Panama City (AFP) June 15, 2016
Panama's health minister resigned on Wednesday, the government said, amid a swine flu outbreak that has claimed 22 lives and sparked a panicked rush for vaccinations. Francisco Javier Terrientes "today presented his resignation from his post for professional reasons," the government said in a statement. It added that President Juan Carlos Varela had appointed the deputy health minister, Miguel Mayo, to take Terrientes' place. Panama's hospitals and clinics are overrun by people wanting vacci ... read more

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