8th swine flu death in Mississippi

Published 3:48 am Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Mississippi Department of Health has reported the state’s eighth swine flu death.

The latest is a Jones County woman. It’s the third death related to H1N1 in that county.

The number of confirmed cases of swine flu in Mississippi has risen to 1,032, but that’s only a fraction of the suspected cases that have been reported.

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Symptoms of swine flu in humans are similar to those of seasonal flu, with fever, respiratory symptoms and body aches. According to the Health Department, many of the swine flu deaths nationwide were among people with pre-existing health conditions.