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Published October 05, 2009, 02:04 PM

Minnesota records 7th death from swine flu

Minnesota has recorded its seventh death of complications from the swine flu, and this time it is a child from Hennepin County.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota has recorded its seventh death of complications from the swine flu, and this time it is a child from Hennepin County.

The Minnesota Department of Health reported the death on Monday after the Hennepin County medical examiner ruled on the cause of death. No other details about the child were released.

So far, three of state's swine flu deaths were children under 9.

In the latest case, the child had no underlying health conditions.

Health Commissioner Sanne Magnan says that for most people the pandemic flu is not severe, but it has been shown that children are especially vulnerable to the virus.

Of the 327 hospitalized cases of the swine flu in Minnesota, 138 of them were children under the age of 9.

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