February 6: United States (US)


Florida: A 36-year-old man has become the 13th person in Pinellas County to die from the swine flu.

Florida: The Volusia County Health Department (VCHD) has received notification of an H1N1 flu related death of a 26 year old female. This is the sixth H1N1 flu related death reported to VCHD since this new strain of flu was identified in April.

Ohio: An Auglaize County resident has died from H1N1, the county’s health commissioner confirmed Thursday.

US Wave 3 Start Confirmed By H1N1 Increases in Region 4: The latest CDC report shows an overall rise (from 8.9% to 13%) in samples positive for H1N1 in Region 4 in the week 4 report, providing additional evidence for the start of wave 3 in the United States. Earlier media reports had described increases in various states in region 4. Le Boehner children’s hospital in Memphis had seen an increase in hospitalized patients and a high frequency were being admitted to the ICU, where at least 2 of the 7 died. One was from MS while then other was from TN. University of North Carolina hospital also reported an increase in confirmed H1N1 in college students, and the North Carolina website showed an increase in samples testing positive for H1N1 to 25%, the highest level since mid-November when wave 2 was declining.



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  1. #1 by Mel on February 21st, 2010

    Does anyone know if the high rates of RSV, serious sinus infections and pneumonia are related to the H1N1? My family Dr. told me last fall that H1N1 causes the immune system to weaken and they are seeing all kinds of other illnesses (example: tonsilitis, ulcers etc.) that were due to H1N1. It makes me wonder if people are being misdiagnosed and really have H1N1 along with the other illnesses.

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