Somerset Cty. teen 2nd NJ swine flu death

June 17, 2009 3:46:36 PM PDT
State health officials say a second New Jersey resident has died from swine flu.

The Department of Health and Senior Services announced Wednesday that a 15-year-old Somerset County boy died at home June 8 after developing symptoms that included fever, vomiting, coughing and congestion. The state lab confirmed that he had the virus.

Officials say the teen was last in school on June 5 and had no symptoms then.

On Monday, health officials announced the state's first swine flu death, a 49-year-old northern New Jersey man. The man reported having flu-like symptoms on May 30 and was hospitalized on June 2 with pneumonia. He died Saturday at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair.

New Jersey has recorded 367 confirmed cases of swine flu and 236 probable cases.

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