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Two Santa Cruz County Men Die After Contracting H1N1 Flu Strain

By Bay City News Service:     

Two more flu deaths were recorded in Santa Cruz County this week, county health officials said Thursday.

 The victims were two men, one between 20 and 30 years old, and the other between 50 and 60, according to health officials.

 There have been three deaths total in the county this flu season. All three were linked to the H1N1 strain of influenza, which is known as "swine flu," health officials said.

 Swine flu first emerged in humans in 2009 and appears to be more dangerous to young adults than other strains.

 Flu season typically peaks in January and February but lasts through March.

Health officials continue to advise everyone older than 6 months to get a vaccination and take precautions such as hand washing and staying home when ill to avoid infecting others.


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Alicia February 07, 2014 at 03:09 PM
Re the two deaths via flu, can you provide more details such as did either of the two men get the flu shot??
Margarette February 08, 2014 at 01:26 AM
Bird, swine, H2N flu just 4u with hints of mad cow, probably originated from the CHEMTRAIL hammering we've been assaulted with lately.

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