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Fri March 12, 2010

H1N1 is Back

Oklahoma City, OK – Delaware Co. girl latest swine flu death

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State health officials say an adolescent female has become the latest Oklahoman to die of complications from swine flu.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported Thursday that the Delaware County girl died in late February.

Health officials say an elderly Comanche County man died of Type A influenza, but it wasn't immediately known if the virus was swine-origin influenza A, or H1N1.

The girl's death brings to 42 the number of people who have died of swine flu in since the health department began its surveillance Sept. 1. A Kay County man died before the surveillance began in June.

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