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GP with suspected swine flu died of natural causes

By Nigel Praities

A GP who contracted swine flu shortly before his death this week died from natural causes, Bedfordshire Police have confirmed.

Bedfordshire GP Dr Michael Day died on Saturday and a swab taken at the hospital was subsequently confirmed as being positive for the H1N1 virus.

The GP's death was met with dismay from colleagues, with RCGP chair Professor Steve Field saying his death was a ‘huge loss to his family and profession.'

Sources speaking to the Independent newspaper said Dr Day died from ‘a blood clot to the lungs'. They also revealed he also suffered from heart disease and high blood pressure, and had viral pneumonia.

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