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Woman?s Death Attributed to H1N1 Flu

December 18, 2009

The cause of death of an elderly Pierce County woman earlier this month has been confirmed as H1N1 flu, the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department announced today.


The woman, who was in her 80s, died December 6.  She had no underlying health condition, the department reported.


The death was the 11th attributed to H1N1 this year in Pierce County and the first in December.  Four H1N1 deaths occurred in November, two in October, three in July and one in May.

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