UPDATE: Sixth swine flu death in Mississippi

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Health has reported the state’s sixth swine flu death.

Health officials say the latest death occurred in Jones County. The victim was an adult female.

The number of confirmed cases of swine flu in Mississippi has risen to 840.

Symptoms of swine flu in humans are similar to those of seasonal flu, with fever, respiratory symptoms and body aches. According to the Health Department, many of the swine flu deaths nationwide were among people with pre-existing health conditions.

The Associated Press