7 more deaths related to swine flu in NYC

June 19, 2009 1:41:38 PM PDT
Seven more deaths in New York City have been linked to swine flu, bringing the total to 30. The Health Department did not make a formal announcement but quietly updated the numbers on its Web site Friday.

  • Swine Flu Resource Guide
  • The city has refused to release details about swine flu deaths, and would only say that victims ranged in age from 25 to 64.

    The number of confirmed New York City cases also rose to 1,083, with 803 hospitalizations. Officials believe many more have had swine flu because the city does not test everyone who has mild symptoms.

    Officials said last week that thousands of New Yorkers have experienced flu-like symptoms since the outbreak began in late April.

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    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

    For facts about influenza, and more information about swine flu, please visit the Health Department and CDC websites. Some specific resources:

    From New York City Health Department

    Facts about flu
    http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/cd/cdinflu.shtml

    From Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    General information about swine flu
    http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/general_info.htm

    Swine Flu Case Definitions
    http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/casedef_swineflu.htm

    Swine Flu Infection Control and Patient Care
    http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/guidelines_infection_control.htm

    Preventing the Flu
    http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/habits.htm


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