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New mum dies of swine flu

15th June 2009

The Scottish Government said a woman died on 14 June after suffering from the swine flu virus.

Jacqueline Fleming, 38, died in hospital. Professor Hugh Pennington, a bacteriologist at Aberdeen University, said her death was unhappy news but was "to be expected". "It does not point to the virus getting nastier. All the evidence to date suggests the virus is not changing at all. This is a flu virus, it is in no way different from an ordinary winter flu virus, so if there are enough cases some people will have to be admitted to hospital and some will die," he added.

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