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Queens Asst. Principal With Swine Flu Dies
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Mitchell Wiener, the Queens assistant principal infected with swine flu, has died, becoming the first New York City death linked to the swine flu virus, CBS 2 has learned.

Joseph Gates, the principal of IS 238, has confirmed to CBS 2 that Wiener succombed to the illness Sunday evening. Wiener had been hospitalized and on a ventilator.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he mourns the loss.

Bloomberg says Wiener was a well-liked and devoted educator. He calls


Added: May-17-2009 Occurred On: May-17-2009
By: bellava
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