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Two flu-related deaths in Marin, two others suspected in Santa Cruz
January 09, 2014, 05:00 AM

Two recent deaths in Marin County have been linked to the flu and another two in Santa Cruz County are suspected of being flu-related, public health officials said Wednesday.

A 63-year-old man with significant chronic medical conditions died on Dec. 27, and a previously healthy 48-year-old woman died of an influenza-related complication on Jan. 6, Marin County Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis said.

Both were hospitalized in intensive care, and neither had received a flu vaccine, Willis said.

Six other flu patients, most of them young or middle-aged adults, have been hospitalized in the county, Willis said.

There were also two suspected influenza-related deaths within the last two weeks in Santa Cruz County, a spokeswoman from that county’s Public Health Department said. Both people were under age 65 and lab tests have not yet confirmed that the deaths are flu-related, the spokeswoman said.

The predominant influenza virus nationally and in Marin County in the 2013-14 flu season is A H1N1, the same virus that caused the 2009-10 H1N1 pandemic, according to the Marin County Public Health Department.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said the H1N1 virus continues to circulate widely, and illnesses are disproportionately affecting young and middle-age adults.



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