Singapore reports first H1N1 flu-related death
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Last Updated: Saturday, July 18, 2009, 21:17
Singapore: Singapore reported its first death related to H1N1 influenza on Saturday after a 49-year-old man died from a heart attack while suffering from the new flu.

The Heath Ministry said the Singaporean man, who was already suffering from diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol, had been suffering flu-like symptoms for four days before he was admitted to hospital on Thursday.

"He died of a heart attack, contributed to by severe pneumonia with underlying (H1N1) infection," the report said.

Singapore reported more than 1,000 infections before the Health Ministry decided to stop issuing more data last week.

The virus's effect has so far been mild, but it can be severe or fatal for pregnant women and patients with serious ailments.

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, July 18, 2009, 21:17

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