The woman felt the first flu symptoms on September 11. Because her condition got worse she was hospitalised a couple of days later.
The woman's condition continued to deteriorate and she had to be put on a respirator. She died on Thursday.
The first H1N1 flu death in Belgium was a case of a 34 year old woman in Antwerp. Since the beginning of the new flu pandemic some 8597 cases of infection have been reported in Belgium. World-wide over 4300 people have died as a consequence of infection with the H1N1 virus.