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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

UK : Child dies from swine flu at St Leonard's hospital

Via The Argus :

" Swine flu has claimed another child’s life, one of four people to have died at two Sussex hospitals during the latest Swine flu outbreak.

The youngster, whose name and age have not been revealed, died at the Conquest Hospital in St Leonards between September last year and February this year.

It is the first time East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust has confirmed deaths took place as a direct result of swine flu, known in medical terms as H1N1.

Health officials are refusing to give any details of victims, saying to do so would breach the patients’ confidentiality.

The child’s death emerged though a Freedom of Information request to the trust."

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