10-year-old NJ boy dies from swine flu

June 18, 2009 1:42:06 PM PDT
Another New Jersey child has died from swine flu. State health officials say a 10-year-old Sussex County boy died Wednesday at Morristown Memorial Hospital, becoming the third Garden State resident to die from the illness.

The boy, whose name was not disclosed, became ill June 12 and was hospitalized two days later with cough and fever. Officials say he had underlying medical conditions, but did not provide further details.

The state lab confirmed Thursday that he had the H1N1 virus. New Jersey's previous victims were a 15-year-old Somerset County boy and a 49-year-old northern New Jersey man.

New Jersey currently has 415 confirmed cases of swine flu in 19 counties and 252 probable cases.


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