Malaysia confirms new swine-flu related death
Associated Press
2009-08-07 06:24 PM

Malaysia's health ministry says a 40-year-old man infected with swine flu has died, raising the country's death toll from the virus to 15.

A ministry statement says the man, who was obese, suffered from fever and cough since July 28 and was hospitalized in Kuala Lumpur on Monday. He died two days later.

The statement Friday said he was confirmed as a swine flu case only on Thursday, a day after his death.

Malaysia has reported 1,525 swine flu cases since May.