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The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services today announced a fifth death of a
The individual was a 79-year old
The state lab confirmed today that the individual had H1N1 influenza.
“I extend my sympathies to the woman’s family during this very trying time,” said Health and Senior Services Commissioner Heather Howard. “Unfortunately, influenza is a serious disease and deaths are not unexpected. It is important for all
Nationally, there are 21,449 confirmed and probable cases in 50 states. There have been 231 deaths worldwide, including 87 deaths in the
Approximately 88 countries worldwide have confirmed cases of H1N1 influenza.
Commissioner Howard continues to urge all
The symptoms of H1N1 influenza are similar to the symptoms of seasonal flu and include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people have reported diarrhea and vomiting. Severe illness (pneumonia and respiratory failure) and deaths have been associated with H1N1 influenza, especially in
For more information on H1N1 Influenza, visit www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu or www.nj.gov/health.
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