September 10, 2009

State of Alabama
Press Release: Public Health, Alabama Department of

Additional Alabama deaths linked to 2009 H1N1 influenza


CONTACT:  James Martin
(334) 277-8464

Jim McVay
(334) 206-5600

The Alabama Department of Public Health has been informed that a resident of Bullock County and a resident of Macon County have died.  The men, one in his 40s and one in his 50s, died at a Montgomery hospital. Specimens from both men tested positive for H1N1 influenza.

These deaths serve as reminder of the need for everyone to take additional precautions because of the early onset of influenza in Alabama.

Previously this summer, H1N1 influenza deaths have occurred in residents of Jefferson, Montgomery, Jackson, Pike and Russell counties. The total number of known deaths from 2009 H1N1 influenza is now seven.



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