Southern U.P. Swine Flu Death

Lots of people around the U.P. have been battling the swine flu lately, especially kids.

Now the region has what may be its first death related to the virus.

The Health Department for Dickinson and Iron Counties says it happened in their area.

And they say it’s the first confirmed death related to swine flu that they’ve had.

They’re not releasing much information because of privacy issues.

But the Health Department does say it’s an adult who had underlying medical conditions.

The H1N1 flu complicated those pre-existing conditions.

The Michigan Department of Community Health says this is the 28th death in the state related to the swine flu since September 1st.