DHH confirms 7th Swine Flu Death - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

DHH confirms 7th Swine Flu Death

KPLC Staff

BATON ROUGE, LA - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals today confirmed that a resident of DHH Region 7, the Shreveport area, has died from complications related to the 2009 H1N1 flu. The individual was an adult male, and the state's seventh death related to H1N1 flu.

The department will not release other personal details about the individual to protect the privacy of the resident and his family.

Because the H1N1 virus spreads easily from person to person through droplets transmitted in coughs and sneezes, the department continues to advise residents to practice good hygiene habits and follow official public health advice to avoid spreading germs that cause respiratory illnesses like influenza.

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