June 16th, 2009 | Uncategorized

Third swine flu death in Connecticut

A woman in her early 40s has become the third person in Connecticut to die from swine flu.

The woman died yesterday at Waterbury Hospital, according to The Associated Press. She had been admitted after complaining of respiratory problems and later tested positive for the virus. The hospital said that the woman had other health conditions that diminished her body’s ability to fight the flu virus.

As of last week, the Connecticut Department of Public Health had confirmed 637 cases of the flu in the state.