One Week, Eight Deaths

33 county residents killed by H1N1 virus, officials say

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    The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) reported eight additional people have died and tested positive for H1N1.

    The people included in this most recent report are:

    Infant Dies of Swine Flu

    [DGO] Infant Dies of Swine Flu
    33 county residents killed by H1N1 virus, officials say. (Published Thursday, Nov 19, 2009)

    A 44-year-old-male with underlying medical conditions
    A 35-year-old female with underlying medical conditions
    A 41-year-old female with underlying medical conditions
    A 42-year-old female with no underlying medical conditions
    A 47-year-old male with underlying medical conditions
    A 67-year-old male non-resident with underlying medical conditions
    A 46-year-old male non-resident with underlying medical conditions
    A 48-year-old female non-resident with underlying medical conditions
     

    The county was careful to point out that this does not mean H1N1 has been determined to be the cause of death in these cases. The cause of death is established by the attending physician or the Medical Examiner.

    Swine Flu Kills Mom Days After Baby's Birth

    [DGO] Swine Flu Kills Mom Days After Baby's Birth
    Martha Castillo, 29, was the mother to Jose Rodriguez's 11-year-old son, their 5-year-old daughter and their newborn son, Nicholas Theodore Vincent. (Published Tuesday, Nov 10, 2009)

    This specific wording was necessary after the confusion created last week after a four-month-old girl suddenly stopped breathing and died 14 hours later at Rady Children's Hospital.

    Pauline Martinez-Wohlers was 4 months old and had no known underlying health conditions, according to the county. However, physicians who treated the baby determined she died from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

    San Diego County has had 659 hospitalized cases of H1N1 to date, according to county officials. The total number of people who have tested positive for H1N1 and died locally is 45.

    All county clinics are currently out of H1N1 vaccine however, private providers are starting to receive their shipments directly from the distributor. Patients can go to the county's Web site or call 211 for additional information on the H1N1 influenza or vaccine availability at county facilities.