Archive for Wednesday, December 23, 2009

49-year-old Topeka man dies from H1N1 flu virus, bringing state total to 24

December 23, 2009


A 49-year-old Topeka area man has died from infection with the H1N1 flu virus.

Swine Flu Pandemic

An outbreak of H1N1 Swine Flu was reported in Mexico in April 2009. By the end of May, it had spread across the U.S., with all 50 states reporting cases.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said the man had underlying health conditions that placed him at greater risk. The infection was confirmed on Nov. 23 and his death was reported to KDHE on Tuesday.

The death brings the number of confirmed Kansas deaths from the H1N1 virus to 24.

“Deaths due to the 2009 H1N1 flu virus keep reminding us of how important it is to reduce the health risks posed by this virus,” said Dr. Jason Eberhart-Phillips, state health officer. “That means avoiding spread and getting vaccinated.”


KEITHMILES05 8 years ago

This is getting very old reporting every death. Stop it.

Christine Pennewell Davis 8 years ago

So sorry for the loss prayers to the family.

gr 8 years ago

“That means avoiding spread and getting vaccinated.”

And don't forget hopping on one foot!

Any other faulty conclusions?....

mdrndgtl 8 years ago

Obamer murders another one. He'll kill us all if we let him get away with it.

Stimulus and Posercare live unprecedented

Darwin bless you all

planetwax 8 years ago

The flu doesn't kill. Bad health does. The flu is the body's attempt to get rid of all the foreign matter in the body. Then, people get drugs to stop the symptoms, the very symptoms that are the body's attempt to expel the bad stuff, and the body now has more of a burden to clean up. Some bodies just can't take it, anymore, and succumb to death. Stop the fear-mongering!!!

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