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China says 43-year-old woman dead of swine flu

China says a 43-year-old woman has died of swine flue in northwest Qinghai province, the second fatality in the country. The official Xinhua News Agency did not give details in their report on Saturday.

world Updated: Oct 18, 2009 23:18 IST

China says a 43-year-old woman has died of swine flue in northwest Qinghai province, the second fatality in the country. The official Xinhua News Agency did not give details in their report on Saturday.

At the beginning of October an 18-year-old woman in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa died of swine flu, China's first fatality from the virus. There have been more than 26,000 cases of swine flu on the mainland.

China has acted aggressively to detect and contain swine flu cases after being accused of failing to move quickly enough to stop the 2003 outbreak of SARS. Despite measures such as strict quarantines, authorities say the virus is spreading from cities into the countryside.