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Spain reports first swine flu death

A young woman who died in a Madrid hospital has become Spain's first swine flu fatality, the Gregorio Maranon hospital announced on Tuesday.

world Updated: Jun 30, 2009 12:37 IST

A young woman who died in a Madrid hospital has become Spain's first swine flu fatality, the Gregorio Maranon hospital announced on Tuesday.

The woman, who was seven-months pregnant when she arrived at the hospital, had been receiving treatment for several days, said Spanish media reports.

Her condition deteriorated after doctors carried out a Caesarean delivery of the baby, who was in good health and unaffected by the virus, said the reports.