Archive for September 16, 2009

Duval County has 7th Swine Flu Death


The seventh Duval County laboratory confirmed H1N1 swine flu death has been verified in a 52-year-old woman who died Sept. 3.

Statewide there have been 77 confirmed deaths.

Pre-existing health conditions often play a role in how individuals react to the flu. People with respiratory illness should stay home from work or school to avoid spreading infections and flu-like symptoms. Other advice includes:

Avoid close contact with people who are coughing or otherwise appear ill.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

Wash your hands frequently to lessen the spread of respiratory illness.

People experiencing cough, fever and fatigue, possibly along with diarrhea and vomiting, should contact their physician.

For more information go to or call the Florida Flu Information Line at (877) 352-3581.

Lots of cases in my school district now among both students and staff.

You are still infectious a week after getting the flu.

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