NM Man With Flu Dies

El Paso – The New Mexico Department of Health says a 28-year-old man from Lea County has died from swine flu.

Health officials say the man died Sept. 23 after being hospitalized in El Paso, Texas. The man, whose name was not released, did not have any known chronic medical conditions.

So far this year, health officials say there have been nine deaths related to the swine flu in New Mexico.

The previous eight deaths were a 5-year-old Sandoval County girl, a baby girl from Roosevelt County, a 17-year-old girl from Chaves County, a 45-year-old female from Sierra County, a 52-year-old female from Bernalillo County, a 48-year-old female from McKinley County, a 21-year-old female from Los Alamos County, and a 58-year-old male from Bernalillo County.

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