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San Diego County Tallies 3 New Swine Flu Deaths

Researchers sort through eggs used for the cultivation of swine flu vaccine June 18 in a plant in Taichung. Taiwan is set to mass-produce swine flu vaccine in October.
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Above: Researchers sort through eggs used for the cultivation of swine flu vaccine June 18 in a plant in Taichung. Taiwan is set to mass-produce swine flu vaccine in October.

— San Diego County health officials are reporting three more swine flu deaths.

County health agency spokesman Tom Christensen says a total of 16 deaths have been tallied. San Diego currently leads the state in the number of deaths related to the virus.

The latest deaths reported Wednesday were a 32-year-old man, a 33-year-old woman and a 49-year-old woman. Only the oldest woman had underlying medical conditions that may have contributed to her death.

State officials report that as of Aug. 5, there have been 892 hospitalizations and 92 fatalities related to swine flu reported in California.

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