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A 44-year-old St. Louis County man died Tuesday from medical complications after coming down with a severe case of the flu caused by the 2009 H1N1 virus, or what is commonly known as the swine flu. According to a statement issued by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the unidentified man is the first Missouri resident and the eighth person in the nation to die after becoming ill with the swine-flu virus. An autopsy is scheduled to determine a definitive cause of death.
The H1N1 virus, which has sickened more than 5,000 people nationwide, has been confirmed in 20 patients in Missouri. In each of the other Missouri cases, the flu symptoms have been relatively mild, according to the MDHSS. Reportedly, the St. Louis County man traveled last month to Mexico, where the virus emerged. Health authorities said he returned on April 27 and became ill a week later. The man went to an urgent treatment center on May 9 and was admitted to a hospital the same day.
Originally posted by Yummy Freelunch
They say there are over 20 people in Missouri with the swine flu. And here I thought it was all hype.
Originally posted by truskeptic
What they don't tell you is that 36,000 people every year die from the 'normal flu” and that is in the US.