Town Square

Post a New Topic

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)

Like this comment
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.

Like this comment
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.

Like this comment
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

Like this comment
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.

Like this comment
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.

Like this comment
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.

Like this comment
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.

Like this comment
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."

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: *

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Nominations due Monday for TV30’s Tri-Valley ‘Coach of the Year’ award
By Jeb Bing | 1 comment | 254 views


Readers' Choice Ballot is here

It's time to decide what local business is worthy of the title "Pleasanton Readers' Choice" — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 21st. Stay tuned for the results in the June 23rd issue of the Pleasanton Weekly.