FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 20, 2009
As of this report, the Southern Nevada Health District’s weekly update will report cumulative 2009 H1N1 influenza case counts since August 31, 2009 to coincide with the national Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the health district’s epidemiology surveillance programs for the 2009-2010 influenza season.
The Southern Nevada Health District reports the following information regarding 2009 H1N1 case counts in Clark County as of Saturday, October 17. A comprehensive weekly surveillance report is posted at: www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/download/epi/flusurveillance- update-102009.pdf.
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Clark County 2009 H1N1-related deaths since spring 2009: 12*
The health district is reporting one death for the week ending October 17. The patient is a 31-year-old woman with no underlying health conditions. Currently, there are patients reported hospitalized with severe illness. The Southern Nevada Health District continues to receive samples from its pediatric surveillance program.
As of Saturday, October 17, the health district received 49,000 doses of the 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine. As of Monday, October 19, the health district administered 7,184 doses.
*This number represents Clark County residents only and is cumulative since 2009 H1N1 influenza was identified in the county. In early June, the health district reported the death of a hospitalized patient who was a resident of another state.
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