Friday, July 24, 2009


Malaysia confirms:
1st swine flu-related death

AP - Friday, July 24

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia's health ministry has reported the country's first swine flu-related death, a 30-year-old Indonesian man who suffered a heart attack.The ministry says the man was a student at a finance education center in Kuala Lumpur who developed flu-like symptoms after returning from a trip to Indonesia earlier this month. He had a heart attack Tuesday while seeking treatment at a clinic.

The ministry said in a statement Thursday that the man tested positive for the H1N1 virus, but the exact cause of his death hasn't been determined. He had underlying medical conditions including pneumonia and obesity.

Malaysia has confirmed 939 swine flu cases since the outbreak began in this country in May.

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