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The Scott County coroner says a 39-year-old man who died Oct. 3 is the state's first H1N1 victim to show no other contributing causes of death.
ABC 36 News spoke with Matthew Finger's youngest sister, Rebecca Finger. She says he hadn't felt well for about a week when he came to her home on a Wednesday.
"He came in with a headache. He said, 'Sis, I just want to lay down, I'm tired.' I said, 'I'm off the next three days,'" she said. She says he drank plenty of fluids those days and was able to keep them down, and didn't complain of any other symptoms besides fatigue and a bad headache.
"I asked him, 'You want me to take you to the doctor?' He said, 'No, this will pass, I don't really feel that bad, I'm OK.'"
By Saturday, Oct. 3, when she came home for lunch, Matthew Finger had regained his appetite.
"He loved mashed potatoes from Kentucky Fried Chicken, so I said, 'I'll bring you some home when I come back, I get off at 4, I won't be gone long,' and he was gone. He was gone," she said. "
He leaves behind a six-year-old son, three sisters and both parents.
"It's tough. You wake up and cry every morning. But we'll get through it. He's got a great kid and he had great nieces. They love him and they miss him terribly," she said. "He always had a smile on his face and a hug for anybody he saw."
She hopes people who hear of her brother's untimely death who believe they may have the flu themselves see a doctor.
"Go. Don't wait 48 hours like they're telling you to. It could mean your life," she said.