Oct 14, 2009 — The H1N1 virus--or swine flu--claimed its first victim in the North Country. Health officials in Clinton County say an adult--who was not immunized with the H1N1 vaccine--died this week after being admitted to the CVPH Medical Center for complications from a flu-like illness. The county health department has not released the patient's name, gender or other details. Laurie Williams is coordinator of Clinton County's health education unit. She says complications and even deaths due to the H1N1 flu strain are expected, but she tells Jonathan Brown that most people exposed to this virus will recover quickly.