October 13, 2009

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

Cherokee County death linked to 2009 H1N1 influenza

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:  Mary Gomillion
(256) 927-7000

The Alabama Department of Public Health was notified this week about the death of a man in his 50s from Cherokee County who tested positive for 2009 H1N1 influenza. This brings the total number of deaths of persons with H1N1 influenza in Alabama to 17.

Previous deaths of persons positive for H1N1 influenza have occurred during 2009 to residents of Bullock, Calhoun, Dale, Houston, Jackson, Jefferson, Macon, Madison, Mobile, Montgomery, Russell and Talladega counties.

When H1N1 influenza vaccine becomes available, locations, dates and times of clinics will be announced at www.adph.org. Please check this site regularly to find a provider near you.

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