First Swine Flu fatality in Spain

A 20 year old North African woman has died as a consequence of the H1N1 (Swine Flu) virus, the first fatality in Spain.

The woman died at the Hospital Gregorio Marañón in Madrid as a result of respiratory problems caused by the virus. She was admitted to hospital on June 15th.

The woman, who suffered from asthma, was 28 weeks pregnant and yesterday surgeons decided to perform a Caesarian section. The baby is healthy and is now being cared for at the hospital.

There are currently 717 confirmed cases of Swine Flu in Spain, over 6,100 in the EU and around 59,000 cases worldwide.

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