Bangladesh announces first A/H1N1 flu death case

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Bangladesh's Lab Aid hospital announced Sunday that a female patient who had been infected with the A/H1N1 flu virus died in the hospital. It was the first H1N1 flu death case in Bangladesh.

The patient, Mita Charkrabortee, 37, came from Savar aera, some30 km northwest of capital Dhaka, died at 10:30 p.m. local time, said Mejba Azad, media coordinator of the Lab Aid hospital.

Ahmed added that the patient was admitted into the hospital on Aug. 18, and before that she had been out of Savar aera. He didn't know where the patient infected with the H1N1 flu virus. No further details were released by the hospital and the government's health services.

The first case of the H1N1 flu was detected in Bangladesh on June 18, and the total number of the H1N1 flu cases in the country as of Saturday was 199.

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