Below is from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment:
A 49 year-old man from the Topeka metropolitan area* has died from infection with the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) announced today. This death brings the total number of confirmed deaths from the pandemic strain statewide to 24.
The man's infection was confirmed in the KDHE laboratory on November 23, and his death was reported to KDHE on December 22. The man had underlying health conditions that placed him at greater risk for severe complications of influenza.
KDHE Secretary Roderick Bremby and Dr. Jason Eberhart-Phillips, Kansas State Health Officer, expressed sympathy and offered their deepest condolences to the family.