Swine Flu death confirmed in Jefferson County

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The Jefferson County Department of Health has confirmed that a Jefferson County resident has died from the H1N1 influenza virus.

According to authorities, a male in his 50's, who suffered from other medical problems, died in a Birmingham hospital. After his passing, testing confirmed that he was infected with Swine Flu at the time of his death.

The Department of Health would like to remind citizens to take preventative measures against the spread of the virus. They add that hand washing is an excellent way to avoid getting sick.