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Friday, September 3, 2010

New Zealand : Sixteenth person dies from swine flu

An article from New Zealand Herald :

" Swine flu has claimed 16 lives this winter, and a further 14 people are fighting it in intensive care units.

The sixteenth person to die was a 50-year-old man who suffered from underlying health conditions and died at Auckland Hospital on August 21.

This brings to five the total number of H1N1-related patient deaths at Auckland City Hospital this year, said the Auckland District Health Board.

Deputy director of public health Darren Hunt said swine flu numbers appeared to be falling but there was regional variation, with areas such as Canterbury still experiencing increased cases.

"The number of calls to Healthline are still higher than normal, though the number of calls requiring assessment of influenza-like illness seems to be decreasing," Dr Hunt said."

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