Colombia confirmed on Sunday that a 28-year-old man infected with A/H1N1 influenza had died on June 19 in the capital Bogota, becoming the country's second case of death from the new disease, Xinhua reported.
The Social Protection Ministry said the man developed symptoms of influenza on June 17 and consulted a medical institution on June 18, when his condition had already become very serious. The man died of multi-organ failure on June 19 after his systemic symptoms suddenly deteriorated.
"The man did not have contact with infected foreign people, nor did he travel to foreign countries," said the ministry. "It was a non-imported case."
The director of the National Health Institute said the man's family members also developed symptoms of influenza, but they are in stable condition and receiving medical treatment.
A 24-year-old woman died of severe pneumonia derived from A/ H1N1 influenza on June 4 in Bogota, in the country's first flu- related death.
There have been 68 confirmed cases of this new disease in Colombia so far.