Maryland state health officials on Friday reported their fourth swine flu-related death. The latest victim is an adult from the Eastern Shore.
Unlike others who have died from the virus, officials said, this person does not appear to have an underlying medical condition or risk factors. But, the investigation is continuing.
The state does not provide the name, age or hometown of the patients who have died.
On Thursday, Virginia state health officials confirmed their fourth death from swine flu, also known as H1N1 virus. The victim was a Prince William County woman who had underlying health conditions.
There have been no reported deaths in the District.
About 263 people have died nationwide since the virus emerged earlier this year.
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