Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Malaysia confirms 2nd swine flu-related death


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia's health ministry has confirmed the country's second swine flu-related death.

The ministry says the a 46-year-old Malaysian man was working in Belgium but came back for a vacation with his family earlier this month. He died of pneumonia and respiratory failure Sunday after being hospitalized for a week.

The ministry said in a statement Monday that the man tested positive for the H1N1 virus.

Malaysia has reported 1,124 swine flu cases since the outbreak began in this country in May.


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