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17th Death Linked to H1N1 Flu

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August 19, 2009

The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) is reporting one additional death associated with the pandemic H1N1 Influenza virus. The deceased is a 57-year-old woman with underlying medical conditions.

San Diego County has had 1053 confirmed cases of pandemic H1N1 Influenza to date, including seventeen deaths.

You are encouraged to stay home from work or school if you have influenza-like illness or symptoms similar to the seasonal flu which includefever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. It is recommended that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone without the use of fever-reducing medicine.

Individuals with underlying medical conditions experiencing influenza-like illness or symptoms should contact their primary care physician in a timely manner.

For more information:

County H1N1 Flu information

CDC H1N1 Flu information

Call 2-1-1 San Diego

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