First Swine Flu Death Confirmed in Louisiana

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Posted: Aug 13, 2009 2:00 PM by Brian Waldrep
Updated: Sep 3, 2009 5:14 PM

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Topics: Swine, Flu, Deaths, Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed the first death in Louisiana from complications from H1N1 flu (swine flu).

The individual was identified as a 21-year-old woman from the Greater New Orleans area.

There have been 346 confirmed cases of H1N1 in Louisiana since the virus emerged in the spring.

In all, 436 people across the county have died from the virus.

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