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Snohomish County announces five new H1N1-related deaths

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Published on Mon, Dec 7, 2009 by JOURNAL STAFF

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The Snohomish Health District announced Wednesday the deaths of five Snohomish County residents from complications of H1N1 influenza (swine flu).

Four of the five individuals had underlying medical conditions.
The deceased are an infant male from Tulalip (previously announced but yet to be confirmed); a Marysville man in his 50s; a Snohomish man in his 50s; a Bothell woman in her 60s; and an Everett woman in her 20s.
Ninety-two Snohomish County residents have been hospitalized with influenza between Sept. 19 and Dec. 1, 2009.

“Every death from influenza is a loss to families and community, and reminds us that this H1N1 virus can have very serious consequences,” said Dr. Gary Goldbaum, Health Officer and Director of Snohomish Health District. “Before we get further into the holiday season, now is the time for people to step up preventive measures such as covering coughs and washing hands, and for people in high-risk groups to get vaccinated.”
The health district’s appointment call center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. It is closed on weekends and official holidays.

Residents can call 425-339-5220 for a Tuesday or Thursday appointment at the Everett site, 3020 Rucker Ave., Suite 108,or 425-775-3522 for a Monday or Wednesday appointment at the Lynnwood site, 6101 – 200th St. SW, Suite 100.

Families and individuals with insurance are still able to receive H1N1 vaccinations through their providers. For a complete list of providers with vaccine, go to www.snocoflu.com. Lists are updated weekly as new supplies of vaccine arrive in Snohomish County.

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