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Assistant principal is city’s 1st flu death

May 18, 2009

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Swine Flu Pandemic

An outbreak of H1N1 Swine Flu was reported in Mexico in April 2009. By the end of May, it had spread across the U.S., with all 50 states reporting cases.

— A school assistant principal who was sick for several days with swine flu on Sunday became the city’s first death linked to the virus and the nation’s sixth.

Mitchell Wiener, who worked at an intermediate school in Queens, died Sunday evening, Flushing Hospital Medical Center spokesman Andrew Rubin said. Wiener, who had been hospitalized and on a ventilator, had been sick with the virus for nearly a week before his school was closed on Thursday. Complications besides the virus likely played a part in his death, Rubin said.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the death of Wiener, who was 55 and had taught for decades, “is a loss for our schools and our city.”

Comments

jaywalker 5 years, 7 months ago

Couldn't be more tired of this 'pandemic' threat. 500 million people contract malaria every single year, and nearly a million die from it, every single year. But oh, sweet Jesus, Swine flu! Bird flu! Mad Cow! Guess it has to be related to an animal.

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