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(From Guardian Unlimited)
A teacher has become the first New Yorker to die from swine flu since the city recorded its first outbreak of the virus three weeks ago, and hundreds of students and others associated with a Catholic high school in Queens fell ill following the return of several of their number from a holiday in Mexico.
Mitchell Wiener, 55, an assistant principal, died yesterday in hospital, where he had been on a ventilator, said Andrew Rubin, a spokesman at Flushing hospital medical centre in New York.
Wiener's death, though not the first related to swine flu in the US, came on a weekend when it was announced that five more New York city schools …