A 58-year-old man has died in the Netherlands of (A)H1N1 flu, the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment has announced.
The man is the second Mexican flu victim in the country; he was already seriously ill and in hospital when he contracted the disease.
Earlier this month a 17-year-old boy died of the swine flu. He likewise suffered from other serious complaints.
It is not clear how many people in the Netherlands have - or have had - the flu, because the reporting criteria were changed last week. The H1N1 precautions, including centralised registration, were scaled down, given the relatively mild nature of the symptoms. So far, 46 people have been treated in Dutch hospitals for the flu.
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