1st H1N1 flu-related death in San Mateo Co.

June 22, 2009 3:14:32 PM PDT
San Mateo County health officials report a middle-aged woman with a probable case of H1N1 flu has died. The woman had pre-existing medical issues.

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"Our hearts and sympathies go out to the victim's family, County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow said. "Her death is a sad reminder of the serious threat posed by influenza. In most cases, this virus has caused relatively mild illness, but since it appears that this virus remains widespread later than usual, people should continue to take the same precautions, such as remaining home when sick, that they take during the winter."

San Mateo County Public Health is coordinating with state and federal agencies in conducting swine flu surveillance and implementing measures to lessen the impact of the flu virus.

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