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October 21, 2014

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Woman, 29, first H1N1 death in new year

The Southern Nevada Health District reported today that a woman died within the past week from the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu, bringing the total number of deaths in Southern Nevada to 36.

The patient was a 29-year-old woman with underlying health conditions, the health district said. It was Southern Nevada's first H1N1-related death of 2010.

There have been 3,421 reported cases of H1N1 in Southern Nevada since Aug. 31.

The health district has received 152,100 doses of the H1N1 influenza vaccine. The vaccines are now offered to the general public.

The initial target groups for injections included pregnant women, those who have contact with or care for children younger than 6 months of age, health care and emergency medical services staff, all people from 6 months to 24 years, and people ages 25 through 64 years who have health conditions putting them at higher risk of medical complications from influenza.

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