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1st flu death of season reported in New Mexico

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The Associated Press

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health has confirmed the state’s first flu death this season.

The death reported was a 76 year-old woman from Santa Fe County. Her name wasn’t immediately released Thursday.

Health officials say predominant circulating flu strain in New Mexico and the United States is influenza H1N1.

The strain was first identified in 2009 and may cause severe illness even in healthy young adults.


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