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Russian man dies of H1N1 in Beijing

A RUSSIAN national died of swine flu in Beijing after medical treatment failed, health authorities said yesterday.

The 32-year-old man, whose name was not released, died on Monday afternoon. He arrived in Beijing from Russia on October 28 by plane and checked into Ditan Hospital on Sunday with severe breathing difficulties and other symptoms, according to the Beijing Health Bureau.

He tested positive for the H1N1 flu virus on Monday.

In a separate case, a 60-year-old man in Ningbo in eastern China's Zhejiang Province died yesterday, two days after his swine flu virus cleared up. The man, whose name was also not given, was admitted to the Ningbo Lihuili Hospital on October 18 for treatment of swine flu. He tested negative for the virus on Sunday but died later from multiple organ failure.

The patient had a history of high blood pressure and a lung disease, according to the hospital.

Seven Chinese have died of swine flu on the mainland.


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