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9-year-old Concord girl is Bay Area's first swine flu death

Original post made on Jun 4, 2009

A 9-year-old Concord girl who had been diagnosed with the H1N1 virus died Friday, marking the Bay Area's first swine flu-related death.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, June 4, 2009, 2:44 PM

Comments (8)

Posted by ???
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 4, 2009 at 4:39 pm

I thought this swine flu is a thing of the past. There's actual death of a young girl now in's too close to home.

Posted by anne
a resident of Ponderosa
on Jun 5, 2009 at 9:04 am

How was this little girl exposed to the virus? That would answer a few questions.

Posted by mooseturd
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jun 5, 2009 at 9:49 am

Far from being a thing of the past, the number of cases is still climbing and the US leads the world.
Web Link

Posted by Me Too
a resident of Canyon Creek
on Jun 5, 2009 at 6:02 pm

Yeah, but the media got bored with it, because not enough people were dying from it.

Posted by Qwerty
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 6, 2009 at 7:16 am

I think there should be a follow-up to report on whether or not the child had any underlying conditions or had traveled recently.

Posted by sj
a resident of Birdland
on Jun 6, 2009 at 1:35 pm

reports stated that yes indeed she did have the H1N1 virus, but she also had a bacteria infection..Chances are she probably died from a bacteria infection getting into her blood stream, not the H1N1 virus. People die from complications of the flu every year. There is nothing in the report that tells us anything about whether or not she was immunocompromised to begin with or whether or not she had medical care early on during the infection. The Media never tells you the whole truth, so I wouldn't get too worried, just wash your hands frequently and tell your kids the same.

Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jun 6, 2009 at 4:52 pm

Stacey is a registered user. has a really good blog entry about how the flu kills: Web Link

I suggest everyone read it as understanding flu complications can be the difference between life and death. This kind of information is just the sort of information people need yet strangely is always left out of all those news articles about the swine flu.

Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jun 6, 2009 at 4:53 pm

Stacey is a registered user.

"Whether it's regular flu or swine flu, any illness that progresses rapidly can kill you. So maybe you've had one day of the aches, a low grade temp and a little nausea - but if you progress in that one day from a wee bit of nausea to puking constantly, having watery diarrhea, and getting dizzy when you stand, you've got to get help soon."

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