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Taiwan reports 1st swine flu death
Updated: 2009-07-30 23:57

TAIPEI: Taiwan has reported its first swine flu-related death.

The Centers for Disease Control says a 39-year-old man who once had liver cancer and had been suffering from hepatitis died Thursday after being confirmed as a swine flu patient. The centers' deputy director, Shih Wen-yi, says the man was hospitalized July 14 after showing symptoms of the illness.

Taiwan has reported more than 1,000 cases of swine flu since June 1.