MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Department of Public Health
has announced two more swine flu deaths in the state.
Health officials said Thursday that a resident of Bullock County
and a resident of Macon County have died, raising the total to
seven deaths from the virus in Alabama.
One of the men was in his 40s and the other was in his 50s. Both
died at a Montgomery hospital.
Officials said the deaths serve as reminder of the need for
everyone to take additional precautions because of the early onset
of influenza in Alabama.
The swine flu has led to deaths in Jefferson, Montgomery,
Jackson, Pike and Russell counties.
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