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Young girl dies from swine flu

29th June 2009

NHS West Midlands has confirmed that a young female patient, thought to be six years of age, has died at Birmingham Children's Hospital.

The girl was suffering from other serious health problems and died on Friday evening. The total number of cases of swine flu stands at 5,937 in the UK. Health Secretary Andy Burnham said: "Tragic as today's death is, I would like to emphasise that, across England, the majority of swine flu cases have not been severe."

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