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Canadian school principal in Hong Kong dies after swine flu

The Canadian principal of an international school in Hong Kong has died after being infected with swine flu, health authorities in the southern Chinese territory said.
Alan Dick, 55, principal of Canadian International Lower School of Hong Kong, was admitted to hospital on Sunday with severe pneumonia and a fever, the center for Health Protection said in a statement.
His condition deteriorated rapidly and he passed away that afternoon, the statement said.
Laboratory tests confirmed that he had the influenza A(H1N1) virus.
Dick, who joined the school in 1994, had been on sick leave for a week before being hospitalized.
Dave McMaster, head of Canadian International Upper and Lower School, said in a letter on the school's website that authorities had not yet established whether Dick's death was caused by swine flu or an underlying condition.

Updated : 2021-10-16 04:12 GMT+08:00