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Contra Costa County Announces Second Death Linked to H1N1


Wednesday, January 15, 2014


What

There has been a second flu death linked to H1N1 reported in Contra Costa County. A 48- year-old man from Contra Costa County passed away in December. It was confirmed Tuesday. No other information will be released about this case.

Who:

Erika Jenssen, Communicable Disease Programs Chief with Contra Costa Public Health, will be available for interviews today from 3 to 4 p.m.

When/Where:

3 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at 597 Center Ave. Suite 200, Martinez, 94553

Updated Contra Costa County stats will be released Wednesdays in the afternoon via Twitter

Flu is unpredictable and flu season can last through March. Everyone should get a flu vaccine to protect themselves from the flu. It is not too late to get a vaccine. This year's vaccine protects against several flu strains including H1N1.

Visit cchealth.org/flu for more information.

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