W.Va. reports second swine flu-related death

Published 9:58 am Friday, October 2, 2009

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has recorded its second swine flu-related death.

The Cabell-Huntington Health Department said Thursday that a 37-year-old person who had other health problems died in a Huntington hospital. No other information was released.

West Virginia’s first H1N1 virus-related death was reported in Cabell County in September.

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State Health Officer Kathy Sloan says West Virginia’s first batch of swine flu vaccine is expected to arrive next arrive.

But the state is getting only 10,000 doses, which will go to hospitals and health care workers to ensure continued treatment for people who fall sick with the H1N1 virus this fall.