The Health Department has announced that another NYC resident has died from swine flu. While her name has not been released, we're told that it is a woman in her 50s, who had an underlying condition that may be at play in her passing. The first victim to die in Queens, Assistant Principal Mitch Weiner, had a pre-existing condition that made him more susceptible to the disease. At least one other swine flu patient is known to be in critical condition at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in Morningside Heights. A Health Department spokeswoman said, “As we see more cases in the community we are going to see more severe illness and possibly death. If you’re sick right now with flu, you probably have H1N1.”
Swine Flu Claims the Life of Second New Yorker
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