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Dental case victim had swine flu.



Byline: Catherine Lillington

A MIDLAND man who died after having a tooth out was suffering from swine flu swine flu
n.
A highly contagious form of human influenza caused by a filterable virus identical or related to a virus formerly isolated from infected swine.
, an inquest heard.

Andrew Bishop Andrew Bishop (born 7 August 1985) is a Welsh rugby union footballer who plays for the Ospreys at centre, usually inside centre.

He was a stalwart of the Wales Under 21 Grand Slam victory in 2005, following in the footsteps of Ospreys centre Gavin Henson, who won the same
, aged 36, of Droitwich, is the first person in Worcestershire to die having tested positive for the virus.

At an inquest into his death yesterday, Worcester Coroner Geraint Williams recorded a verdict of natural causes, citing pneumonia and adult respiratory distress syndrome Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome Definition

Adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), also called acute respiratory distress syndrome, is a type of lung (pulmonary) failure that may result from any disease that causes large amounts of fluid to
 as the direct cause of death.

Mr Bishop also had swine flu and alcoholic cirrhosis, the coroner found.

The inquest, at Stourport on Severn, heard that following the extraction of a tooth Mr Bishop haemorrhaged and developed a chest infection. He was later found to be suffering from swine flu.

Richard Harling, NHS NHS
abbr.
National Health Service


NHS (in Britain) National Health Service
 Worcestershire Director for Public Health, said: "We can confirm that a patient who was later found to have had swine flu died at Worcestershire Royal Hospital on July 14. There has been an inquest into this death and the coroner's report has noted that the patient had swine flu but that there were also some additional underlying serious medical conditions.

"Our sympathies and thoughts are obviously with the family of this patient at this sad time. They have asked for privacy so we will not be releasing any further information."

For swine flu advice and * information go to the Mail website at www.

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