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Arkansas Reports First Confirmed Swine Flu Death

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Officials say a 46-year-old woman who died early Saturday at a Little Rock hospital is the state's first confirmed swine flu fatality. Pulaski County Coroner Garland Camper says the woman was tested July 31 at an Arkansas hospital and was confirmed Monday to have swine flu.

Camper says she died at about 5:45 a.m. Saturday. Camper wouldn't release the woman's name or the hospital where she died. Camper says officials are investigating how the woman contracted the virus and whether she'd traveled internationally recently.

As of late July, Arkansas had 131 confirmed cases of swine flu in 42 of its 75 counties. --- Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com

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