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Vaccinated Ukrainian servicewoman had chronic disease, died of cardiovascular failure

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KYIV, March 24 (Reuters) - A Ukrainian servicewoman who died after receiving AstraZeneca's CoviShield vaccine suffered from chronic heart disease and had died of acute cardiovascular failure, the Heath Ministry said on Wednesday.

The ministry earlier urged the public not to speculate about the cause of her death. The servicewoman died two days after being vaccinated. Nine other people were vaccinated from the same batch without experiencing any ill effects, the ministry said.

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Reporting by Natalia Zinets, writing by Pavel Polityuk; Editing by Jon Boyle

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