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19-year-old girl dies of swine flu

A 19-year-old girl in Taipei County has died of influenza A(H1N1), the 27th fatality from the new flu strain recorded in Taiwan, the Central Epidemics Command Center (CECC) said yesterday.
The victim, who had suffered from lupus and cardiomyopathy, could have been infected with the virus in a hospital, according to officials of Taipei County's Public Health Bureau.
The girl was first hospitalized Sept. 22 suffering from low blood pressure, the officials said. During the hospital stay, however, she was diagnosed with kidney stones and developed a urinary tract infection, which led to bacterial septicemia and a fungal infection.
She was later also diagnosed with influenza A and died Oct. 24, they said.


Updated : 2020-12-05 23:41 GMT+08:00