Toddler Dies After Contracting Swine Flu

By Stacy Morrow
|  Thursday, Sep 17, 2009  |  Updated 7:30 PM CDT
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Toddler Dies After Contracting Swine Flu

A 3-year-old Dallas County resident who died Thursday morning was infected with swine flu, H1N1, Dallas County Health and Human Services officials confirm.
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A 3-year-old Dallas County resident who died Thursday morning was infected with the H1N1 virus, or swine flu, Dallas County Health and Human Services officials confirmed. 

The child had underlying medical conditions, including neurological and chronic lung disease, officials said.

The department did not release additional identifying information for medical confidentiality and privacy reasons.

The death marks the county’s fourth confirmed swine-flu-related death this season.

sixth-grade student at Vernon Price Elementary in Mesquite died at a hospital Sunday.  She didn't have any underlying medical conditions, but had also been diagnosed with a bacterial infection and pneumonia.

The first two swine-flu related deaths involved adults who had underlying medical conditions. One was a 52-year-old woman who died on Aug. 27, and the other was a 37-year-old man who died on Sept. 4.

Texas has had four confirmed swine flu deaths of people younger than age 18, Dallas County Health officials said.

During the last flu season, there were 11 pediatric flu deaths in Texas.  Out of those deaths, two occurred in Dallas County.

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