6-year-old with swine flu dies in UK

| 29/06/2009

(BBC): A girl, thought to be six years old, has died at Birmingham Children’s Hospital after contracting swine flu. NHS West Midlands said the girl, who had other serious health problems, died on Friday evening. It is not known if flu contributed to her death. It was initially reported she was nine years old. Her death is the third swine-flu related fatality in the UK. The other two deaths were in Scotland. Experts have reported the first case of swine flu that is resistant to Tamiflu – the main drug being used to fight the pandemic.

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