Swine Flu Kills El Pasoan

POSTED: Monday, October 26, 2009 - 1:24pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 3:25pm

El Paso - - - A 75 year old woman from Central El Paso is the county's 8th Swine Flu fatality of 2009.

The El Paso Department of Public Health says the victim had underlying medical conditions and was recently hospitalized with an influenza-like illness.

Laboratory tests confirm she had the H1N1 virus. Her name is not being released.

To prevent the spread of the flu, healthcare providers in El Paso County have ordered more than 600,000 H1N1 vaccine doses. The Department of Public Health ordered 27,000 vaccine doses and is preparing to begin distributing them at its five clinics in early November.

For more information about H1N1 Flu, call 2-1-1.

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