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Swine Flu Claims 2nd Mobile Co. Death; 16th In Ala.

Montgomery, AL – State health officials have announced the 16th swine flu death in Alabama.

Alabama Department of Public Health spokesman Dr. Jim McVay says a Mobile County man in his 50s died after contracting the virus. The Press-Register reports that it was the second in Mobile County. A Mobile County man in his 30s died last week after contracting swine flu.

Previous deaths of persons positive for swine flu have occurred this year in Bullock, Dale, Houston, Jackson, Jefferson, Macon, Madison, Montgomery, Russell and Talladega counties.

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

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

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