Ocean County Confirms Second H1N1-Related Death

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The Ocean County Health Department was notified today that a person who had received a laboratory-confirmed result for the H1N1 virus, died on July 10th.

The Brick Township resident had significant, underlying medical conditions.

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There are three additional laboratory-confirmed cases of H1N1 in Ocean County bringing the county’s total to 47. Two adults, one from Berkeley and one from Manchester, and a young child from Lakewood, are all recovering at home.

“At this time, the majority of municipalities have been affected by at least one confirmed case of H1N1, stated Freeholder Deputy Director Gerry P. Little, liaison to the Ocean County Health Department.

“The Health Department has increased its surveillance of influenza-like-illness and is working closely with area hospitals and the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.”

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