Topeka-area man with H1N1 dies

Another death associated with the H1N1 virus was reported today by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. It is the state's 19th H1N1-related death.

KDHE said a 75-year-old man from the Topeka metropolitan area — Jackson, Jefferson, Osage, Shawnee and Wabaunsee counties _ was infected with H1N1 when he died. The man had underlying health conditions that placed him at greater risk for serious complications of influenza, KDHE said.

His death was reported to KDHE on Wednesday.

People in Sedgwick County can get the H1N1 vaccine through a free clinic at 4095 E. Harry. Only priority groups are being vaccinated. Hours next week are 2 to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday. It will be closed the rest of the week.