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  • Michigan - 1st death from AH1N1 reported

    Source: http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/19645191/detail.html

    Macomb Woman Dies From H1N1 Virus
    1st Person In Michigan To Die From New Virus

    POSTED: Wednesday, June 3, 2009
    MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. -- A Macomb woman is the first woman in Michigan to die of the H1N1 virus, state officials confirmed.

    The 53-year-old died at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren Tuesday.

    Her death certificate confirms she died from H1N1 and underlying health problems, said Director of Macomb County Office of Public Affairs Phil Frame.

    The victim's name is not being released at this time.

    "She passed last night and was a female, 53-years-old, and was loved dearly by us all. We felt the nature of her death was prudent to share with the public, but wish to maintain privacy and anonymity," the woman's family said in a statement.

    The Michigan woman's death brings the national total of deaths from H1N1 to 18, according to the Centers For Disease Control.

    Michigan has 298 confirmed cases of the H1N1 flu virus, which is commonly referred to as the swine flu.

    State officials said a week ago, they had 250 cases, and although the number of cases has risen, it is not a dramatic increase.
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