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At least 14 Israelis are hospitalized in critical condition with swine flu, including six children. Three Israelis have died from the swine flu in recent weeks, including an otherwise healthy 15-year-old who died the same day that he was diagnosed, according to the Health Ministry. Some 8,000 Israelis have reported symptoms of the swine flu already this winter, the ministry said.
Some 35 cadets in a military officer's course in Israel's South were diagnosed with the swine flu.
A 26-year-old man with no other medical conditions is the 21st Israeli victim of the swine flu.
Camp Hess Kramer, like other sleep-away camps this summer, sent home children with influenza-like symptoms during its first session. But no children were sent home from the camp after July 15, the start of its second session.
Around a dozen participants on a 'Birthright Israel' trip contracted swine flu during their tour of Israel and were put under quarantine, Israeli media reported on Tuesday.