Pierce County woman dies of swine flu

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by KING5.com

KING5.com

Posted on November 13, 2009 at 7:54 AM

Updated Friday, Jan 4 at 10:45 AM

A 50-year old East Pierce County woman has died of swine flu.

Health officials say the woman died on Oct.30. She lived in Pierce County but died in a different county.

The officials say she had underlying health issues.

Swine flu is suspected in the death of a 16-year old from the Buckley area.

It's unclear if the teenager had underlying health conditions or where she was hospitalized when she died.

Throat swabs from the girl have been sent to the state laboratory to determine for certain if H1N1 is involved.

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