Missouri officials investigate whether 14-year-old's death H1N1-related

Saturday, September 26, 2009 | 7:42 p.m. CDT; updated 11:45 a.m. CDT, Thursday, October 15, 2009

ST. LOUIS  — Health officials are investigating another possible H1N1 death in Missouri.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that 14-year-old Asia Conley died Tuesday night at St. Louis Children's Hospital after spending days on a ventilator.

Her mother, Kim Conley, said her daughter had tested positive for H1N1. She previously had a shunt installed for hydrocephalus, or excessive accumulation of fluid in the brain.

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services spokesman Kit Wagar said the state must forward a report to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Two adults with H1N1 have died this year in Missouri, but there have been no confirmed H1N1 deaths among youths.



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