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Swine flu death is reported

May 10, 2009|TIMES WIRE REPORTS

Costa Rica reported the first swine flu death outside North America, while Japanese authorities scrambled to limit contact with their country's first confirmed cases and Mexico delayed the reopening of primary schools in some states.

Australia and Norway also confirmed cases of swine flu.

The Health Ministry in Costa Rica confirmed the flu death of a 53-year-old man, bringing the global death toll to 52, including 48 in Mexico, two in the United States and one in Canada.

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