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3 more H1N1 deaths reported, including 1 in Wichita area

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment today confirmed the deaths of three more people, including one from the Wichita area, who were infected with the H1N1 influenza virus.

None of the three had any underlying health conditions that placed them at greater risk of complications from H1N1 flu, KDHE said.

Twelve people in Kansas now are reported to have died after being infected with H1N1.

KDHE said the latest deaths were these:

* A 52-year-old woman from the Wichita metropolitan area, meaning from Sedgwick, Butler, Harvey or Sumner County. Her H1N1 was confirmed Oct. 13; her death was reported to KDHE on Tuesday

* A 39-year-old man from the Kansas City metropolitan area whose H1N1 was confirmed Oct. 15, and his death was reported to KDHE on Wednesday.

* A 51-year-old woman from the Topeka metropolitan area whose H1N1 was confirmed Tuesday and whose death was reported Wednesday.

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