UPDATE: Swine flu confirmed in Hancock Co. student's death

BAY ST. LOUIS — The coroner is confirming that swine flu killed a Hancock County Middle School student last Thursday.

Hancock County Coroner Norma Stiglet told WLOX-TV news Monday that autopsy results confirmed the cause of death for 13-year-old Heidi Ann Peterson of Kiln.

In central Mississippi, Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey said Monday that preliminary swine flu test results from the state Department of Health were negative for Wesley Husband, a 15-year-old Warren Central High student who died Thursday.

Huskey said further testing will be conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Huskey said he didn’t have a cause of death for the student.

Husband died after being out of school several days. He was treated in an emergency room Tuesday and released.

The Associated Press

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