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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  • by Karen Location: Greensboro on Jul 16, 2009 at 08:17 PM
    To "ME" I agree, I HATE THE TERMINEX ads too. I emailed the station and was told "blah blah blah, advertisers, blah blah blah" I think we need to write the Terminex people, I mean really, septic tank services and plumbers dont put excrement on their advertisements. They could at least do cartoon bugs!!!
  • by Earl Location: Washington,NC on Jul 16, 2009 at 05:48 PM
    Thank you Nurse I hope all of use your great advice, and your word of wisom. I know I am. Thanks again
  • by Bree Location: CA on Jul 16, 2009 at 05:26 PM
    I have a tip that may help contain the spread of H1N1 . My daughter learned this great program at pre-school called Germy Wormy Germ Smart. It teaches kids to understand how germs spread and how to NOT spread them. It was so much fun for her, and amazing how quickly the kids learned healthier hygiene habits! The website speaks for itself.
  • by Nurse on Jul 16, 2009 at 05:24 PM
    I'm afraid flu season is going to be really bad this year. EVERYONE WASH YOUR HANDS! Frequent, thorough handwashing is THE single most important measure to prevent the spread of viruses that cause the common cold and flu. Also, remember to cover your mouth & nose when you sneeze or cough and THEN wash your hands again. Take care of each other AND yourselves!!!
  • by Anonymous on Jul 16, 2009 at 01:41 PM
    It seems strange that this is the same as the 1918 strain, that they dug up people's body's to get samples of, then all of a sudden it is all over the world. Someone is going to make some money off of this, and it does make you wonder what lab released it.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 16, 2009 at 01:26 PM
    Now all of the so-called "christians" will be clutching their book of fairy tales waiting for another of those "miracles".
  • by Jane Location: NC on Jul 16, 2009 at 12:38 PM
    Thanks A and Wolfgang this is not a joke,and it is not over with yet. The H1N1 Virus 1918-1920 pandemic has been described as "the greatest medical holocaust in history" and may have killed more people than the Black Death. Lord have mercy on us.
  • by A Location: Western Carteret County on Jul 16, 2009 at 11:23 AM
    It has nothing to do with eating pork. That is just what the virus is called. I think that Wolfgang from Chocowinity's post is meaningful. I never knew two of my uncles because the 1918 flu epidemic killed them when they were young boys. The world did, indeed, lose 1/3 of the population. And teh bubonic plague in the middle ages did likewise. I think Mother Nature will find a similar means to thin out the population again and this could be the tip of that iceberg.
  • by Michelle Location: Greenville on Jul 16, 2009 at 11:11 AM
    To: Me Amen! On the bugs!
  • by Anonymous on Jul 16, 2009 at 10:45 AM
    Wow. I've got CRS today. Just somethging else to keep everyone just below panic level.
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