1:03pm

Thu September 24, 2009
WVAS Local

An Eighth Person Has Died From Swine Flu in Alabama

Montgomery, AL – (AP) - State health officials say a woman in
her 50s in Dale County in southeast Alabama has died as a result of
swine flu.
Alabama Department of Public Health officials said Thursday
there have now been a total of eight deaths in Alabama attributed
to the virus.
Officials said the death shows the need for Alabama residents to
take precautions such as washing hands to prevent the spread of the
virus and to be immunized for both seasonal and H1N1 influenza when
vaccine becomes available.
The H1N1 virus is expected to be available in October.