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Swine flu claims another life

DESOTO COUNTY — Since August 29, 2009, the beginning of the 2009-2010 flu season, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports 22 influenza-related deaths in Mississippi. The latest death is a female child in DeSoto County.

Since the beginning of flu season, deaths have been reported in Jones (four), Jackson (two), Tate (two), Washington (two), Alcorn, Covington, DeSoto, Hancock, Hinds, Marion, Pearl River, Pike, Simpson, Stone, Tippah and Webster counties.

“Sadly, this serves as a reminder that all Mississippians – regardless of age or health conditions – need to get a swine flu vaccination,” said State Health Officer Dr. Mary Currier.

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