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    Family: Former Lincoln woman dies of swine flu during childbirth

    By MARK ANDERSEN / Lincoln Journal Star
    Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 - 07:06:34 pm CDT
    Pictured at a conference next to former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell in 2007, Caitlin Huber of Lincoln appeared on her way to an exciting future.

    She was 18 then, in Washington as the mayor of Boys Town.

    But last week, circulating cell phone messages informed members of her former dance team the vivacious 20-year-old had succumbed to swine flu in Chicago, leaving behind two daughters, newborn Patricia and 1-year-old Annalycia.

    Huber’s Journal Star obituary lists her cause of death as swine flu, although Amy Poore with the Cook County (Ill.) Department of Public Health told The Associated Press that Huber's death was not one of that state’s three H1N1 fatalities.

    But Caitlin’s cousin said Tuesday he had spoken with her parents — and she had died of complications from H1N1 flu during childbirth.