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2 more state deaths linked to swine flu

November 6, 2009


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.

Two more Kansans infected with the swine flu virus have died, bringing the number of people in the state who died to 16, according to state health officials.

The deaths of a 34-year-old man from the Topeka metropolitan area and of a 58-year-old woman from southwest Kansas were reported Wednesday to state health officials, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment said.

The woman had underlying health conditions that placed her at greater risk for severe complications of flu, but the man did not, according to a KDHE news release.

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.


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