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Artificial Lung for Swine Flu Case

Published tisdag 21 juli 2009 kl 10.22

A Swedish 22-year-old man diagnosed with Sweden's most severe case of swine flu H1N1 so far has been moved to Stockholm's Karolinska hospital - where an artificial lung is providing his blood with oxygen while medication is given time to work.

He was moved from a hospital in the central city of Norrköping where his condition worsened while in intensive care in a respirator.

Meanwhile, Swedish health authorities say respiratory services throughout the country are good in the face of expected increases in swine flu cases - but it's not sure if there is enough trained personnel for this and just who is to cover the costs of nationwide vaccinations.

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