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H1N1 Flu deaths in Illinois

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CHICAGO (AP) -- An 8-year-old suburban Chicago boy and two Chicago adults have died after falling ill with swine flu, bringing the state's total to eight.

Health officials say the virus is continuing to spread, unlike seasonal influenza, which normally has tapered off by late spring.

Chicago Department of Public Health spokesman Tim Hadac says two Chicagoans died last week.

A 26-year-old woman with no other known health problems died June 9 after being in a hospital in Chicago for a week.

A 52-year-old man with other health problems was admitted to a hospital on May 30. He died June 11.

The 8-year-old was a resident of Oak Forest.

Illinois has had nearly 2,000 confirmed swine flu cases in 22 counties.

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