First Alachua County Resident Dies of Swine Flu
The Alachua County Health Department (ACHD) has received notification of an H1N1 Swine Flu related death of a 61 year old male resident who suffered from chronic illnesses.
"Our deepest sympathies are extended to family and friends," Jean Munden, Administrator of the ACHD said, "We continue to receive and investigate reports of flu transmission in the County and urge citizens to exercise precautions against infection."
Influenza is characterized by a fever of over 100 degrees Fahrenheit accompanied by a cough and/or sneezing. Some infected individuals may also experience a sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headaches, chills, fatigue, diarrhea, and vomiting.
For more information about influenza, please call the Alachua County Health Department at (352) 334-7981 or visit http://www.alachuacountyhealth.com/ or www.flu.gov
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