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Monday, January 3, 2011

Sweden's first death due to swine flu

A Swedish health official said on Saturday that a 7-year-old boy infected with the flu virus has died on Friday marking the country's first swine flu-related death this season.
The Gazette reported that the boy who died was one of three patients being treated for H1N1 at different intensive-care facilities in the southern Swedish region of Scania, according to Per Hagstam of the Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control.