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Swine flu link to GP's death

PUBLISHED: 15:37 13 July 2009 | UPDATED: 10:47 06 July 2010

A doctor who died at a hospital in Bedfordshire tested positive for swine flu, health bosses have confirmed.

Dr Michael Day, who worked at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital, died suddenly on Saturday.

A doctor who died at a hospital in Bedfordshire tested positive for swine flu, health bosses have confirmed.

Dr Michael Day, who worked at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital, died suddenly on Saturday.

A swab test has subsequently been confirmed as being positive for the H1N1 swine flu virus.

The exact cause of death in this case is still unknown and the case has been reported to the Coroner who will investigate it.

NHS East of England has reiterated that although the virus is proving generally mild in most people, it is more severe in some cases.

You can check your symptoms online at www.nhs.uk or by calling the swine flu information line on 0800 1 513 513.

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