Saturday, September 1, 2012

Ohio woman, 61, becomes first person in U.S. to die of new swine flu strain after visit to county fair

The death of a 61-year-old Ohio woman is the first in the nation associated with a new swine flu strain, the state Department of Health said Friday.

The woman, whose identity was not released, was from central Ohio's Madison County and died this week following an illness she contracted after having contact with hogs at the Ross County Fair.

The woman had underlying medical conditions, but the H3N2v influenza virus may have contributed to her death, the department said. Read More