ST. PETERSBURG — The number of swine flu deaths in Pinellas County has reached 10.
The Pinellas County Health Department learned this week that a 55-year-old man with underlying health problems died after carrying the swine flu virus, also known as H1N1.
As of Oct. 20, there have been 140 swine flu deaths reported in Florida in which the virus was confirmed in a laboratory. About 80 percent of the people who died had underlying health conditions.
Strapped with limited supplies, the Pinellas County Health Department has suspended swine flu immunizations in clinics until further notice. Vaccines will be restocked as they arrive from manufacturers, and immunizations will start up again.
For more information about the virus, visit www.pinellashealth.com or call the swine flu information line at (727) 824-6964.