Flu May Have Caused Two Wyoming Deaths

Cheyenne, WY – State Health Officer Doctor Brent Sherard says the Wyoming Health Department is investigating the deaths of two people as possibly related to influenza. One child from southwestern Wyoming died at a Salt Lake City hospital last week and the other case involved an elderly man from southern Wyoming. However, it's not immediately known whether either death can be attributed to the flu. Sherard says his agency has not yet received information on the listed cause of death in either case. The number of flue cases in Wyoming has increased to 979.