Another swine flu death in Sarasota

SARASOTA - A 47-year-man is the second person to die this week from swine flu in Sarasota County.

The county Health Department this morning said it has received notification that the man's death, originally suspected to be caused by swine flu, had been confirmed as caused by the virus.

"These deaths are tragic and a sobering reminder that influenza is serious, and can be fatal. Our staff continues to monitor this disease in our community, and reminds residents to take precautions to avoid the flu,” said William Heymann, medical executive director for the Sarasota County Health Department.