Afghanistan Losing Fight Against H1N1 Flu

Six-year-old Layeqa isn't breathing. Her heart has stopped. Her brain is badly damaged. She's the latest victim of Afghanistan's H1N1 outbreak.

"Her condition is not good," Dr. Wahiluddah Noori told CBS News correspondent Mandy Clark. "She is about to die."

Layeqa is from the heart of Kabul, the center of the H1N1 outbreak with over 450 confirmed cases. Schools and universities have been closed. Large public gatherings have been banned, and people have been advised to wear masks.

Kabul is not the healthiest environment at the best of times. There is no infrastructure for sewage or clean water: perfect conditions for a pandemic to spiral out of control.

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Afghanistan's latest enemy has also hit more than 300 foreign troops; 140 suspected cases are American. Inoculation against swine flu for U.S. troops started Tuesday.

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But for Afghans there is no vaccine yet. Despite a state of emergency being declared, the public health minister said Afghanistan needs 1 million doses of vaccine and that he will quit if the international community doesn't step in to help.

"That will result in my humiliation because I will not be able to save the lives of my people," Public Health Minister Dr. Mohammad Amin Fatimie told Clark.

Layeqa is one more Afghan he can't save.

She cannot breathe on her own. Her last breath will be hand-pumped by a nurse. After eight years and billions of dollars foreign aid, the hospital doesn't have enough resources to ease the pain of Layeqa and hundreds of others like her.