UK Reports Its First H1N1 Flu Death

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Officials say a person has died of H1N1 flu at a hospital in Scotland in the first death from the illness reported in Britain.

It also is the first death from the H1N1 strain of influenza reported outside the Americas by the World Health Organization in Geneva or the European Centers for Disease Control in Stockholm, which both keep tabs on confirmed cases of H1N1 flu and deaths from the illness in countries around the world.

Scotland's government said on Sunday night that a patient suffering from H1N1 flu has died in a hospital there. It says the patient was one of 10 people being treated for H1N1 flu there.

Friday's last WHO report said 74 countries have officially reported 29,669 cases of H1N1 flu, including 145 deaths in the Americas.

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