Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Serbia confirms first H1N1 flu death

BELGRADE, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Serbian health authorities have confirmed the country's first death from the H1N1 flu virus.

The 46-year-old woman died in a hospital in the city of Kragujevac, about 80 km south of Belgrade, the state-run Tanjug news agency said on Wednesday, quoting local health officials.

The woman, suffering from severe pneumonia, was admitted for treatment on Oct. 5. She was initially diagnosed on Sept. 29 but refused hospitalisation, the report said. (Reporting by Aleksandar Vasovic; Editing by Alison Williams)

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