SAN FRANCISCO, June 24 (Xinhua) -- Public health authorities in the U.S. state of Oregon have confirmed that a young child recently died from the A/H1N1 flu, the second such death in the state, local media reported on Wednesday.
The child, who had no known underlying medical conditions and a two-day history of fever, passed away on June 15, The Oregonian newspaper said.
The case was confirmed Tuesday by the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory.
An Oregon woman who had multiple underlying health conditions died on June 7 after eight days in a hospital, marking the first A/H1N1 flu-related death in the state.
Oregon's two confirmed deaths of the new influenza, including the young child, both occurred in the state's Marion County.
A total of 219 cases of A/H1N1 flu have been confirmed in Oregon since the beginning of the outbreak, the state's health officials said, noting that the new flu continues to present similarly to seasonal flu in terms of severity.