Friday, December 4, 2009

Iowa - More H1N1 Deaths Reported 12/04/09 2:20pm

Iowa - More H1N1 Deaths Reported

Are they Really H1N1 Deaths - or are they blood lungs deaths (bacterial pneumonia, plague, Spanish Flu)?


DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Iowa Department of Public Health is reporting three more H1N1 flu-related deaths.

Health department officials say the latest victims of the H1N1 virus lived in Fremont, Polk and Union counties. All reportedly had risk factors that increased the chance of complications from the virus.

The latest fatalities, brings to 30 the number of confirmed deaths related to the H1N1 virus.

Health department officials say nearly 700 people in Iowa have been hospitalized because of complications resulting from contracting the virus.

Among those hospitalized, the most common underlying medical conditions were immune-compromised conditions, such as cancer, respiratory ailments and neuromuscular conditions. Many of those hospitalized were overweight or obese.

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