New Mexico – A 58-year old man from Bernalillo County has died from the swine flu, the state's fifth death from the H1N1 flu strain.
State Health Department officials say the man's chronic health conditions put him at risk for serious complications that led to his death Thursday. Health officials had no other details at this time.
The state's four previous deaths from the H1N1 flu include a 45-year-old woman from Sierra County with end stage liver disease, a 52-year-old Bernalillo County woman with chronic pulmonary disease and a 48-year-old woman from McKinley County with asthma and diabetes.
A 21-year-old woman from Los Alamos County who died from the swine flu had no chronic medical conditions.
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