A 40-year-old man from the Wichita metropolitan area has died from infection with swine flu, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
The man’s infection was confirmed in the KDHE lab on Oct. 27, and his death was reported to KDHE on Dec. 14. The man had underlying health conditions that placed him at greater risk for severe complications of influenza, KDHE officials said in a news release.
The man’s death brings the number of confirmed deaths in Kansas from swine flu to 25.
The Wichita area includes Butler, Harvey, Sedgwick and Sumner counties.