Orange County Health Care Agency
Orange County Reports Season’s First Influenza Death
Most Influenza in the County is pH1N1
(Santa Ana) – A 28 year-old Orange County woman died last week from influenza A (pH1N1)-related disease. This is the first influenza-related death reported in the county in a person under 65 this season.
Reports of influenza disease have increased in Orange County in the last couple of weeks. The vast majority of reported cases have been Influenza A and most of those have been due to a strain called pH1N1, the same strain that has been circulating since the 2009 pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued an alert discussing reports from several states of severe illness in young and middle-aged adults due to pH1N1 virus. Continue reading