The Iowa Department of Public Health reports two more death attributed to the H1N1 flu. The latest two victims are identified as adults from Polk County. The Health Department says both victims had risk factors that increased the chance of complications.
A majority of the deaths reported from H1N1 thus far in Iowa have involved victims with higher risk factors. Department medical director Patricia Quinlisk says the disease has seemed to hit adults harder in recent weeks. The latest two deaths bring the total in Iowa linked to H1N1 to 16. That includes one child.
The Health Department says nearly 500 Iowans have been hospitalized with H1N1. Find out more about H1N1 on the IDPH website here.