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First Brazilian Swine Flu Death Confirmed

By Sarah Coursey, Editor

RIO DE JANEIRO - Swine flu has taken its first Brazilian victim to the grave. The death was confirmed by Brazil's Minister of Health, José Gomes Temporão, on June 28th. The man, 29 years old and 'gaúcho' (native of Rio Grande do Sul), contracted the illness in Argentina and died of respiratory complications upon his return to Brazil.

The latest figures on swine flu infection following the tragic death of the young Brazilian are on the rise. The virus known to the medical community as Influenza A (H1N1), or in colloquial parlance as the . . .

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