According to officials from the Health Ministry, the woman traveled to the Unites States recently. She was admitted to hospital with a fever and cough in late August, and tested positive for the new flu on Aug. 25.
Well, I'm glad some of us are still strong.
Healthy officials said the woman was in a high risk group because she suffered from high blood pressure. She had been receiving treatment for pneumonia since Wednesday and suffered multiple organ failure due to the new flu.
Doctors said man who died yesterday was also in a high risk group because he suffered from a chronic liver condition. He was admitted to a hospital on Aug. 24 with symptoms of coughing, a fever and difficulty breathing.
He was diagnosed with pneumonia and was put on Tamiflu on Aug. 26. He officially tested positive for the new influenza on Aug. 27.
According to health authorities, the man, who died at 1 p.m. yesterday, hadn’t been abroad recently. Officials suspect he had been infected with the flu through contacts in the local community.
The article says over 7,500 have been infected with the swine flu in South Korea as of the 10th, with seven still hospitalized. Additionally, another woman's brain death has been attributed to the flu.
* Update: The number is now at seven:
According to the Ministry of Health and Welfare, a 78-year-old man, who has long suffered from liver cirrhosis, high blood pressure and other diseases, died in the day due to septicaemia caused by the A/H1N1 virus.
The exact cause of the death was still under investigation, the ministry said.
The seven so far have also suffered from other serious diseases.