Regional
4:47 pm
Thu April 30, 2009

County: Boy did not die from swine flu

Las Cruces – The Dona Ana County Sheriff's Department has received confirmation from the University of New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator that swine flu did not cause the death of a 6-year-old Las Cruces boy Tuesday.

Despite some initial media reports, investigators say the boy never exhibited flu-like symptoms.

Due to federal privacy laws regarding patient medical information, and out of respect for the grieving family, no further information will be released.