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Woman in her 50s is NYC's 2nd swine flu death

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Associated Press - May 24, 2009 5:33 PM ET

NEW YORK (AP) - A woman in her 50s is New York City's second confirmed death linked to swine flu.

A spokeswoman for the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene says the woman died over the weekend and had underlying health conditions.

Assistant public school principal Mitchell Wiener (WEE'-ner) became the city's first death from the virus a week ago.

The city's first outbreak of swine flu occurred about a month ago, when more than 1,000 teenagers at a Catholic high school in Queens began falling ill following the return of several students from vacations in Mexico, the epicenter of the outbreak.

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