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China reports second swine flu death

China has reported its second swine flu death after a patient in the northwestern province of Qinghai died of the disease.

world Updated: Oct 17, 2009 08:09 IST

China has reported its second swine flu death after a patient in the northwestern province of Qinghai died of the disease.

The health ministry gave no details on the patient in a brief statement posted on its website late Friday.

China has confirmed a total of 26,348 cases since the (A)H1N1 virus first emerged, including 13 people who remained in serious condition, the ministry said in the statement.

China reported its first swine flu death on October 6, after a patient in Tibet succumbed to the virus.

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