New Info: Funeral Monday For Wilson Woman Who Died Of H1N1

There will be a funeral for La'Tasha Farmer on Monday according to the obituary written in the Wilson Times.

The funeral will take place at St John AME Zion Church in Wilson. Farmer died on Wednesday about a week before she gave birth to a baby girl at WakeMed.

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WITN News has learned there is a second death related to swine flu in Eastern Carolina.

A spokeswoman for the N.C. Department of Health & Human Services says there was a death in Carteret County.

The state does not have an exact date for the Carteret County death, other than it happened within the last week.

We have also confirmed that a Wilson County woman who died of swine flu Wednesday had recently given birth.

Friends of the family tell us the baby was born premature a week before her mother's death.

Joyce Wetherington, Public Information Officer with the Wilson County Health Department, said the person died Wednesday at WakeMed in Raleigh.

The health department says the patient was a woman who was transported to WakeMed where her condition worsened.

There are eleven confirmed cases of the H1N1 virus in Wilson County, Wetherington said.

She reiterated people should practice good hygiene, especially hand-washing, to prevent the spread of germs.

To see all county statistics, click here.

As of Wednesday afternoon, state officials said there were a total of 395 cases of H1N1virus confirmed in North Carolina. The number of cases that cropped up over the last week was 84, according to state officials on Wednesday.

Two people in Guilford County died from swine flu last month.


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