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Norwegian boy dies of swine flu infection

(Xinhua) Updated: 2012-12-29 10:43

OSLO - An 11-year old boy from the Norwegian county of Telemark has died of a swine virus infection, the Norwegian-language newspaper Aftenposten reported on Friday.

The boy had been seriously ill for two weeks before being transferred from a local hospital to the Riks Hospital in Oslo on Christmas Eve, said Bjoernar nyen, a doctor in Porsgrunn, the  boy's hometown.

Nyen confirmed that the boy had been infected with the H1N1 virus, which is known as the swine flu virus and died as a result.

The boy's immediate family members were being monitored by medical workers, according to the Telemark Daily.

No other details about the death were available.

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