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9:41 am
Thu October 8, 2009

Another Flu Death

Lawton, OK – Comanche Co. man's death likely swine flu related

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) Health officials in Comanche County say swine flu complications likely led to the death of a Comanche County man.

The man's name and age were not released.

The county's health department says the man died Wednesday and that he had other medical conditions that put him at increased risk of complications from swine flu.

The death would be at least the fifth in Oklahoma related to swine flu also known as the H1N1 virus.

County health departments across the state began distributing the first batch of 21,100 doses of vaccinations this week. Another 44,000 doses are expected to arrive in Oklahoma next week.

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Information from: The Lawton Constitution, http://www.lawton-constitution.com

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.