Iowa Coroner: H1N1 Deaths Understated, Finding 'hemorrhagic lungs'

DES MOINES, Iowa (KCCI TV) — Iowa has officially recorded 21 H1N1 deaths, including seven in Polk County alone. But the county’s medical examiner said he has performed autopsies on some residents who were never diagnosed with H1N1, but actually had it.

“In the autopsy, what we’re seeing is very heavy, wet hemorrhagic lungs, lungs with a lot of blood in them,” said Dr. Gregory Schmunk.

via Polk Coroner: H1N1 Deaths Understated – Des Moines News Story – KCCI Des Moines.

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