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Third county resident dies as result of complications related to H1N1
Kane Countyâ€”A third Kane County resident has died from complications due to the H1N1 flu virus, the Kane County Health Department reported last week.
In addition to having the H1N1 virus, the 65-year-old St. Charles man had underlying medical conditions. Due to privacy concerns, the Health Department is not releasing any further information about the case. This is the third death attributed to the H1N1 virus in Kane County. A 42-year-old man passed away in May 2009 and a 41-year-old woman passed away in November 2009. All had underlying medical conditions.
â€œThis is another sad reminder that the flu virus is still with us. As we have seen in the past, the flu can be especially risky for those with underlying medical conditions,â€ said Paul Kuehnert, executive director of the Kane County Health Department. â€œWith the vaccine now widely available throughout the county, we encourage all residents to be vaccinated. In addition to the receiving the vaccine, residents can take steps to prevent the flu, such as covering your cough, washing your hands frequently and staying home if you are sick.â€
More information on preventing the flu is available at www.kanehealth.com. For more information or to schedule an appointment, residents can call the Call Center number (630) 723-5414, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.