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Hungary declares first swine flu-related death

Hungary announced on Wednesday its first swine swine, name for any of the cloven-hoofed mammals of the family Suidae, native to the Old World. A swine has a rather long, mobile snout, a heavy, relatively short-legged body, a thick, bristly hide, and a small tail.  flu-related death, after an autopsy showed the victim, who apparently died of pneumonia pneumonia (nmōn`yə), acute infection of one or both lungs that can be caused by a bacterium, usually Streptococcus pneumoniae  on July 15, was carrying the virus.

"A 41-year old man died of pneumonia last Wednesday, after contracting the new flu virus," chief medical officer Ferenc Falus said.

The victim had not sought any medical help despite suffering from a heart and lung condition and he had not developed a fever, Falus said.

He had died suddenly in a "public space", the medical officer added, without giving any more details.

The victim's family members had been tested for swine flu swine flu
A highly contagious form of human influenza caused by a filterable virus identical or related to a virus formerly isolated from infected swine.
 but were not found to be carrying the disease, he also said.

So far, 37 people -- including the deceased deceased 1) adj. dead. 2) n. the person who has died, as used in the handling of his/her estate, probate of will and other proceedings after death, or in reference to the victim of a homicide (as: "The deceased had been shot three times.  -- have been infected in·fect  
tr.v. in·fect·ed, in·fect·ing, in·fects
1. To contaminate with a pathogenic microorganism or agent.

2. To communicate a pathogen or disease to.

3. To invade and produce infection in.
 with the A(H1N1) virus in Hungary, Falus said. Hungary confirmed its first case on May 29, when a Brazilian tourist was diagnosed with the virus.

The government also announced Wednesday that mass-production of anti-viral drugs to combat swine flu could begin in September.

Four million doses would then be available by October, added government spokesman Domokos Szollar said after the announcement.
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