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Spain records eighth death from swine flu

world Updated: Aug 05, 2009 12:26 IST
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A 35-year-old woman has died of 'complications linked' to swine flu, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths from the disease in Spain to eight, the Spanish health ministry said on Tuesday.

The woman had been suffering from 'various chronic diseases' before contracting swine flu and had been in hospital in the northeastern city of Girona since Monday, it said.

Spain has 1,806 confirmed cases of the A(H1N1) virus, the ministry said in its most recent bulletin released on July 27.

On June 30, a 20-year-old Moroccan woman who was seven months pregnant became the first person to die of swine flu in Spain.

More than 800 people have been killed around the globe by the A(H1N1) virus, which first surfaced in Mexico in April, and the World Health Organisation has warned that the pandemic is now unstoppable.