Kentucky reports 2 more swine flu deaths; total now 4

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky is reporting two additional swine
flu deaths, bringing the state's total to four.

The Kentucky Department for Public Health reported the deaths on
Monday. One was a teenager from Caldwell County who had no known
health issues. The other was a woman in her late 20s from Christian
County who had underlying health issues.

State Health Commissioner William Hacker said Kentucky is
experiencing widespread swine flu activity and is preparing for an
immunization campaign in the weeks ahead.

Hacker said swine flu has been blamed for more than 1,300 deaths
nationwide.

Kentucky previously reported swine flu-related deaths in Fayette
and Jefferson counties.

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


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