A school assistant principal who was sick for several days with swine flu on May 17 became the city's first death linked to the virus and the nation's sixth.

Mitchell Wiener, who worked at an intermediate school in Queens, died the evening of May 17, Flushing Hospital Medical Center spokesman Andrew Rubin said. Wiener, who had been hospitalized and on a ventilator, had been sick with the virus for nearly a week before his school was closed on May 14. Complications besides the virus likely played a part in his death, Rubin said.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the death of Wiener, who...

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