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November 2, 2009

Leah Bucco-White, Communications and Legislative Services, 402-471-9356,


H1N1 Death Reported to DHHS

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Douglas County reported a H1N1 death to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

The man was in his 50s and had a health condition. He tested positive for H1N1 early last week.

Because of state statutes, the name and other details about the person can’t be released.

“As always, I am deeply saddened by the loss of another Nebraskan and my thoughts go out to his family,” said Dr. Joann Schaefer, Chief Medical Officer for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. “H1N1 activity is widespread across the state and unfortunately, we will see more illness.”

So far, there have been a total of eight H1N1 flu deaths reported in Nebraska. DHHS will continue to track deaths from H1N1.

Local Health Department Contact:
Phil Rooney
Douglas County Health Department
402-444-6427, 402-669-1602

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