Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says the woman's chronic heart disease was aggravated by severe pneumonia. She started to have flu-like symptoms such as dry cough, fever, chills and difficulty in breathing two days before her death on June 19.
A throat swab from the woman revealed she was infected with the A(H1N1) virus.
Duque says post-autopsy findings disclose that the death was caused by "congestive heart failure secondary to acute myocardial infarction aggravated by severe pneumonia either bacterial, viral or both."
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