Alabama Records 17th Swine Flu Death

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Alabama health officials have been notified of another swine flu death in the state.

Officials say a Cherokee County man in his 50s is the state's 17th person to die from the virus.

Previous swine flu deaths have occurred this year in Bullock, Calhoun, Dale, Houston, Jackson, Jefferson, Macon, Madison, Mobile, Montgomery, Russell and Talladega counties.

The virus has accounted for about 99 percent of all flu cases this month.

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