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Vietnam reports 3rd swine flu death

State media and a doctor say a Vietnamese woman diagnosed with swine flu has died, raising the country's death toll to three.

world Updated: Sep 06, 2009 11:52 IST

State media and a doctor say a Vietnamese woman diagnosed with swine flu has died, raising the country's death toll to three.

The VnExpress online newspaper says the 56-year-old woman died Friday, one day after being admitted to a hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. She suffered from respiratory failure and a blood infection.

Cao Thi Bao Van, a doctor at the Pasteur Institute, says tests confirmed that the woman was infected with swine flu.

VnExpress says health officials are investigating how she became infected.