Spain records eighth death from swine flu

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A 35-year-old suffering from various chronic diseases before contracting the A(H1N1) virus has died.

Madrid – A 35-year-old woman has died of "complications linked" to swine flu, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths from the disease in Spain to eight, the Spanish health ministry said Tuesday.

The woman had been suffering from "various chronic diseases" before contracting swine flu and had been in hospital in the northeastern city of Girona since Monday, it said.

Spain has 1,806 confirmed cases of the A(H1N1) virus, the ministry said in its most recent bulletin released on 27 July.

On 30 June, a 20-year-old Moroccan woman who was seven months pregnant became the first person to die of swine flu in Spain.

The death toll in the swine flu pandemic has passed the 1,000 mark, with 1,154 deaths since the outbreak was uncovered in April, revealed data published Wednesday by the World Health Organisation.

AFP / Expatica

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