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New details in H1N1 death in Iowa

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -- New details released Tuesday into the first H1N1 related death in Iowa.  According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, "a middle-aged individual from eastern Iowa" died from the virus. 

However, they caution, "Although the H1N1-related fatality occurred in eastern Iowa, it is not an indication the virus is more severe or prevalent in that region. Iowans of all ages and in every part of the state should take precautions to prevent getting or spreading the virus."

Health officials are reminding Iowans to wash your hands frequently and stay home from work, school or other activities if you're feeling ill.

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