Dane is Norway's first victim of swine flu

Health officials say a Danish truck driver who fell ill while working in Norway has died as the first confirmed victim of the H1N1 swine flu in Norway and the first Dane to die from the infection.

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health says the victim died last week of pneumonia caused by the swine flu virus.

Danish health authorities say he was the first Danish citizen who was confirmed to have died from the flu.

Today’s news release identified the victim only as a middle-aged male.

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