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Swedish politician dies of swine flu

TT/Paul O'Mahony · 3 Nov 2009, 11:16

Published: 03 Nov 2009 11:16 GMT+01:00

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Brohede was found dead in his home in Örebro in central Sweden on Saturday after suffering a major heart attack. According to medical officials, Brohede belonged to one of the groups considered most at risk of contracting swine flu, and it is believed that the virus contributed directly to his death.

"He had several of the risk factors that could cause a serious bout of influenza," Örebro county medical advisor Mats Björeman told the newspaper.

Björeman added that the politician had not been in contact with health authorities and was not vaccinated against the virus.

Örebro county health board is urging everybody in a risk group to quickly get vaccinated against the swine flu, which it says has spread rapidly both in the county and nationwide over the last week. People at greatest risk of becoming seriously ill include pregnant women, children under the age of two, diabetics, and patients with heart and lung diseases.

Brohede's death brings the number of confirmed swine-flu related deaths in Sweden to three. The two previous casualties also belonged to groups considered most at risk.

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A three-year-old boy also died at the weekend after contracting the A/H1N1 virus, but it is not yet known whether it contributed directly to his death.

According to official statistics, there were 2,126 recorded cases of swine flu in Sweden by the beginning of this week.

TT/Paul O'Mahony (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

14:42 November 3, 2009 by tzatara1
OK , everybody ....

Honestly ,....do you believe that , this "swine" flu is so dangerous ? Do you know how many kinds of flu exist around the earth ?How many people die every day from flu ..... "swine" , "chicken" , " elephant " .....and fullish like this.

Why first was called "swine" and when people understood that actually doesn't have anything commonly with our favourite food ,they called AH1N1 ....

Yeee, this sounds more scary ,... some unknow number can mean everything and that is the key ....

What about this "amazing" vaccine , first they told us , that will take to much time to create it , next they told us that is ready somehow very fast but the quantities are not enough and the prise started growing more and more ....After that, when almost all countries had payed for this spring of life , they unexpectedly found external efects and everything have to start at the beginning .

Just live right , eat right , be active , and you will be healthy ....
15:34 November 3, 2009 by EtoileBrilliant
Please, why was he in an "at risk group"? I don't understand.
17:13 November 3, 2009 by Donato Tagliano

tells all about Swine Flu
17:32 November 3, 2009 by Nuname
Swedish Politician dies of heart attack.

Newspapers decide this is not alarmist enough.
18:22 November 3, 2009 by fridayz
Donato Tagliano.... can we trust what she says? She claimed she is in contact with UFO and ... however I must say all she says really makes sense.
19:51 November 3, 2009 by flrlocal
The guy looks like he is fat and candidate for a heart attack, which unfortunately killed him. So what does swine flu have to do with this?
20:56 November 3, 2009 by Pont-y-garreg
Yet another misleading and alarmist headline.


Please get your act together. This news website is rapidly becoming a bad joke and a haven for poor journalism.
22:06 November 3, 2009 by maijavilkina
SvD reports he died of heart attack which is presumed to be directly related to H1N1. So, by extension, he did die of H1N1. Sad, but true. Link here: http://www.svd.se/nyheter/inrikes/artikel_3745123.svd
23:04 November 3, 2009 by johnnostockholm
Interesting how all the anti-vaccinators who insist the the new flu is not dangerous are now so insistent that he didn't die of the flu. It seems it clearly contributed, and that is the salient fact. Vaccinations save lives. Don't believe the anti-vaccination scaremongers. If you don't trust this report, read one at the New Scientist


Protect yourself and your loved ones. Get vaccinated.
09:10 November 4, 2009 by tzatara1
yeee very good , the same people who created this virus ,now offer us vaccine which will protect ourselves .....

Everything is a big lie . They rely on commonly panic and people's scare , that is pure psychology , it's not science .
15:26 November 4, 2009 by johnnostockholm
So the scientists invented the viruses? But then the viruses don't exist? There seems to be a gap in the logic, the sort of gap you could drive a train through. But don't worry. Just keep telling yourself that everything is a lie, that you are right and everybody else is wrong.
05:44 November 5, 2009 by askin
Answer to johnostockholm

It seems that you have misunderstood the issue:

The swine flu virus did not exist in nature. It was constructed by the scientists and the swine flu vaccin was developped (alas without satisfactory safety) and was patented. Six months later, somehow, it escaped the lab and then started existing in nature and caused its epidemi.

Now, both the swine flu and its vaccine are killing people.

Switzerland has forbidden vaccinating those over 65. Israel totally stopped vaccinating people after 4 died of the vaccine as newspapers wrote.

Those who are in the risk group should be vaccinated say the authorities in Sweden. What if they die of the vaccination, as people (in the risk group or not) died of it?

It is also true that unvaccinated people in the risk group have died of swine flu. But, would they be saved if vaccinated or die anyway of the illness or of the vaccine?
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