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Shanghai confirms 3rd A/H1N1 death

2009-12-11 08:56 BJT

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A third death tied to the A/H1N1 flu virus has been reported in Shanghai. Officials say a 53-year old man died this morning in Shanghai's Xinhua hospital. He is the third person in the city to die from the virus, in the last five days.

A third death tied to the A/H1N1 flu virus has been reported in Shanghai. 
A third death tied to the A/H1N1 flu virus has been
reported in Shanghai.

The deceased patient reportedly had a slew of health problems along with the A/H1N1 virus including diabetes, high blood pressure and kidney problems.

The previous two fatal cases had also been diagnosed with other diseases before they died. Shanghai health authorities say 36 A/H1N1 patients are still in severe condition, but so far NO group outbreak has been found.