UK: Girl, 9, dies of swine flu

June 29, 2009 8:48:48 AM PDT
A British hospital says a 9-year-old girl has died from swine flu, the third fatality from the virus in the U.K. Birmingham Children's Hospital said Monday the girl died on Friday and had other underlying health problems. It did not elaborate.

Britain's health ministry says there have been 1,604 new cases of swine flu reported since Friday, bringing the total in the U.K. to 5,937. Britain is the hardest-hit nation in Europe with swine flu.

A 73-year-old man died from swine flu on Saturday. A 38-year-woman died in Scotland of swine flu earlier this month - the first reported swine flu fatality outside the Americas.


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