Colorado woman dies from swine flu
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Colorado has its first fatal case of swine flu.
El Paso County’s medical director says a woman in her 40s died of the H1N1 virus Tuesday. Dr. Bernadette Albanese would not be name the woman, or give her exact age or hometown.
Chris Lindley of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says that swine flu is widespread, so only cases that lead to hospitalization are being counted. Colorado counted 43 of those more serious swine flu cases as of Tuesday.
Lindley says the El Paso death is Colorado’s first fatal case.
Federal health authorities say that swine flu has likely infected more than 1 million Americans, with at least 300 deaths nationwide.
Information from: KRDO-TV, http://www.krdo.com/