Utah officials report 2nd Swine Flu-related death

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Salt Lake City (AP) - Salt Lake County Health Officials are reporting a second Swine Flu-related death in the state.

Gary Edwards, executive director of the Salt Lake Valley Health Department, says the person who died on Tuesday afternoon was under age 18. Edwards said Thursday that because of the patient's age, he could not release additional details, including the patient's gender or the hospital where the person died.

Edwards says Swine Flu was a contributing factor in the death and that the person had ``significant underlying health conditions.''

On May 20, Marcos Sanchez was the first Utahn with Swine Flu to die.

State health officials said the 21-year-old West Valley City man was overweight and suffering from chronic health problems, including respiratory ailments, that put him at risk for contracting the H1N1 virus.

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