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H1N1 Death in Oklahoma

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By Associated Press

Oklahoma City, OK – First Okla swine flu death reported

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A 43-year-old man from Kay County has become the first person to die in Oklahoma of swine flu.

State health officials say the patient had sought medical care for his flu symptoms but had not been hospitalized. He did have underlying chronic medical conditions, including asthma.

A total of 109 cases of swine flu have been confirmed in the state.

Nationally, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report 13,217 cases and 27 deaths attributed to the H1N1 flu.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.