Family says central KY man died from H1N1

Posted by Charles Gazaway - email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A sixth Kentuckian has reportedly died from the swine flu.

Family members confirm 39-year old Matthew Finger died in Scott County earlier this month. Although Finger had not gone to the doctor, but the coroner said he did not appear to have any significant underlying medical conditions.

Finger's death is the second case this week attributed to the swine flu. Monday, health officials said the death of a 60-year-dol Fayette County woman who had ssignificant underlying health conditions was related to H1N1.

H1N1-related deaths have also been reported in Jefferson, Caldwell and Christian counties. According to State Health Commissioner William Hacker, Kentucky is experiencing widespread swine flu activity. Hacker is hoping to have a state-wide immunization campaign prepared in the coming weeks.

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