Woman Becomes Canada's First Swine Flu Death

By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted May 8, 2009 6:16 PM CDT
The woman who died in Canada had swine flu, but also other serious conditions.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – An Alberta woman is the first Canadian to die in connection with swine flu, though the province's heath chief said today she also had serious underlying medical conditions, the AP reports. A source told the Globe and Mail the woman, in her 30s, had asthma; she died April 28. Her health prior to contracting the flu may have worsened her influenza infection, Alberta health chief Andre Corriveau said.