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17th Kansan dies from swine flu

November 6, 2009

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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.

A 53-year-old south central Kansas woman has died from the H1N1 influenza virus, commonly called swine flu.

The death brings the number of Kansans who have died from H1N1 to 17, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

The woman’s infection was confirmed in the KDHE laboratory on Thursday, and her death was reported to KDHE on Monday. The woman had an underlying health condition that placed her at greater risk for severe complications of influenza.

The symptoms of swine flu are similar to symptoms of seasonal flu and include fever of 100 degrees or higher, body aches, coughing, sore throat, respiratory congestion and, in some cases, diarrhea and vomiting.

Comments

ralphralph 5 years, 1 month ago

Sebelius = The new "Brownie"

as in ... -"Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job!"

Karrey Britt 5 years, 1 month ago

Red devil. I am curious as to when you think H1N1 deaths should be reported — never? just when they occur in the area? What are your thoughts?

mdrndgtl 5 years, 1 month ago

I agree with Kbritt, H1N1 Deaths should be listed on the front page in a nice, easy to understand table followed by today's death-toll in these categories: Murder (1st, then 2nd degree), Homicide, Manslaughter, Cancer (Heart, then Lung, then Breast, then Misc. section that includes Colon), AIDS, an Other Illnesses section that includes Elephantiasis, then Automotive Deaths (seperated by Vehicle Make and Model), War Casualties (increase the font size and bold this one), Celebrity Deaths, B-list Celebrity Deaths, Death by Bear, Death by Shark, Death by Skink, Humorous Deaths, Death of a Salesman, Death by Chocolate, Blind deaths, Deaf Deaths, and then end it by letting us know if Don Rickles is still alive...

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