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Another swine flu-related death reported in Utah

Another swine flu-related death reported in Utah



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Utah Department of Health is reporting another death related to the swine flu.

The total number of reported H1N1-related deaths this flu season is now 25 as of Saturday.

The department says 857 people have been hospitalized due to swine flu and seasonal flu this flu season. That's 16 more than were reported a week ago.

The department says the influenza-like illness rate, while still above the outbreak threshold, is down for the seventh straight week.

Health officials also say that 2,800 child doses of H1N1 vaccine that were distributed to local health departments in Utah are among the 800,000 doses recalled because tests indicate they lost some strength.

The 2,800 doses were distributed to 10 of 12 local health departments in Utah. But health officials say there is no reason for children who got it to be revaccinated.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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