Baby in France, Belgian man die with swine flu

19th October 2009, Comments 0 comments

France and Belgium see their 33rd and 5th swine flu-related deaths respectively.

An 11-month-old baby in France died from swine flu on Sunday in hospital, health officials said.
The youngster, who had been in a Paris children’s hospital since Friday, also suffered from a serious heart condition, authorities added.

The baby "died this morning from the A/H1N1 flu in paediatric intensive care," the Paris hospital service said in a statement.

"This child also had a serious heart condition," the statement said.

Meanwhile in Belgium, authorities said Sunday a 43-year-old man died after contracting the virus, the fifth person to pass away in the country after becoming infected with swine flu.

The man was admitted to hospital on Wednesday suffering from acute pneumonia and died the following day, health officials said.


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