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Two more swine flu deaths reported in state

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Health officials are reporting two more
swine flu deaths in Kentucky, bringing the state's total to 10.

Department of Health spokeswoman Gwenda Bond says a Knox County
woman in her 80s with significant underlying health issues and a
man in his 40s from the Kentucky State Reformatory in La Grange
were the latest to die from the illness. She said the inmate was
being treated off-site.

Health Commissioner William Hacker says Kentucky is experiencing
widespread flu activity. He encouraged frequent handwashing,
staying home when sick to prevent spreading the virus, and getting
the flu shot.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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