Resident Succumbs to Swine Flu


After becoming sick with the swine flu also known as the H1N1 virus on June 24, Alexandria resident David Twomey, 27, died less than a week later due to complications of the virus that had the international medical community scrambling several weeks ago, according to news reports.

News Channel 8 reported that lab tests indicated Twomey also had a staph infection and strep throat.

Twomey, who worked with the EPA and federal courts, is the second swine flu-related death in Virginia. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention records for swine flu cases in Virginia as of July 2 have the total number of confirmed and probable cases in the Commonwealth at 191.

A 2005 graduate of Gannon University, Twomey died at the Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, according to reports. He was a native of Portland, Maine, before moving to the Washington area.
The CDC website said that there were 170 deaths in the U.S. related to the disease out of 33,902 cases as of July 2.