Swine flu blamed in death of Colorado man
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – The Adams County coroner says swine flu caused the death of a 25-year-old Commerce City man who had sought medical treatment for an upper respiratory illness.
Coroner James Hibbard said Monday that the man died Sept. 29. His name wasn’t released.
Hibbard says the man had complained to his doctor about a sinus problem but wasn’t showing any flu symptoms such as a high fever, cough, vomiting or diarrhea. Hibbard says the man was obese, but it’s unclear if that played any role in his death. The man was not known to have other pre-existing conditions.
As of Sept. 26, at least six deaths associated with flu had been reported to state health officials.
The 2009 H1N1 vaccine is expected to arrive in Colorado beginning this week.