4th H1N1 death in Delaware

    A 52-year-old man from Kent County is the latest Delaware victim of H1N1 flu.

    State health officials say another Delawarean has died from complications related to the H1N1 flu. A 52-year-old Kent County man who was hospitalized on October 21, died on Saturday, November 7. The man had a very serious underlying health condition. Nationally, 672 people have died from seasonal and H1N1 flu between August 30 to October 31.

    While the impact of H1N1 has been mostly mild for healthy people, certain groups are at a higher risk of complications from the so-called swine flu. Those at higher risk include people with asthma, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.

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