12-year-old’s death is first in S.C. caused by swine flu


A Midlands child already suffering from serious medical issues became South Carolina’s first swine flu fatality, DHEC officials said Monday, a death that underscores the deadly potential of the influenza virus and its foothold in the state.

CDC working on a Vacine for H1N1 referred to as Swine Flu

CDC working on a Vacine for H1N1 referred to as Swine Flu

DHEC did not identify the child, except to say the victim had serious underlying medical conditions.

But the father of 12-year-old John H. McCormick of Batesburg-Leesville confirmed that his son, who suffered from cerebral palsy and other lifelong medical problems, died Aug. 24 after contracting swine flu.

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