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Second NC Swine Flu Death

A Greensboro-based hospital system says a second patient there has died in association with the swine flu.

Officials with Moses Cone Health System said Friday they believe
the swine flu aggravated pre-existing medical issues, contributing
to the death.

The health system said Wednesday that a separate patient had died.

The two deaths are the only fatal cases linked to swine flu confirmed in North Carolina.

Moses Cone said the patient may have also exposed a respiratory
therapist at the hospital to the swine flu.

That therapist later came in contact with 33 babies at a hospital's neonatal intensive care unit.

Officials said the therapist has been recovering at home and
that the infants show no sign of infection.


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