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Man Turned Away from Hospital Dies of Swine Flu

Published fredag 6 november 2009 kl 19.32

A 49 year old man has died from Swine flu in Sweden. The man sought care at Jourcentralen in Stenungsund last Saturday. He wasn't admitted but was sent home with antibiotics and died two days later.

Test results on Friday confirmed that he had died from Swine flu. The man was not believed to be in one of the rsik groups.The local health department is now investigating.

"In hindsight it's obvious that the man should have been admitted. We will now look at the whole situation and see if there was anything that should have been done better, " said Monica Ericson-Sjöström, Chief doctor for Primärvården in South Bohuslän.

The man's death was the first in the West Götaland region.

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