Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Clinton County NY Reports First H1N1 Death

The Clinton County Health Department has confirmed the first H1N1-related death there. Fox 44 reports that health officials say the flu victim was an adult with underlying medical conditions. They would not release the gender or age of the person. The Health Department said on Tuesday that several people in Clinton County tested positive for the virus and some needed to be hospitalized and isolated. The area experienced the H1N1 this past spring and has been expecting a resurgence of the illness. Officials say they are waiting for large doses of the H1N1 vaccine to arrive and as of now, smaller amounts have arrived and are being distributed to 'target groups.'