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Last Updated: Monday June 15 2009 16:10 GMT

First swine flu death in the UK

Swine flu research

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A Scottish woman who had swine flu has become the first person with the bug to die in the UK and Europe.

She was already ill when she caught the flu, which made it more dangerous.

Medical experts say it's still really rare for people to be badly affected by the virus, and that it's not getting any worse. Ore's been finding out more...

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