Name of Wyoming Resident Killed By SwineFlu Has Been Released

CHEYENNE, (AP) - The young woman who this week became the first Wyoming resident to die of swine flu has been identified by her family as Irene F. Warren. The 21-year-old from Riverton died Tuesday at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper.

Warren's father, Mike Warren, of Arapahoe, said Friday that the family is not sure where she contracted swine flu. He says his daughter had been in the hospital for about two weeks after becoming sick and then developing pneumonia. He says no one else in the family has come down with the virus.

Wyoming health officials have confirmed 164 cases of the virus in the state. They expect the actual number of cases to be much higher, because not all infected people are tested.

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