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First swine flu death in Canada: official

An elderly woman in western Alberta province has become the first person to die from the swine flu in Canada, health authorities said on Friday.

world Updated: May 09, 2009 01:27 IST

An elderly woman in western Alberta province has become the first person to die from the swine flu in Canada, health authorities said on Friday.

"We have our first fatality in Alberta that is associated with the H1N1 flu," Andre Corriveau, Alberta's chief medical officer told a press conference.