Panama health minister resigns amid deadly swine flu outbreak


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Terra Daily – 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.