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Woman in her 40s dies in county's first flu-related death this season

The first flu-related death of the season in San Mateo County was reported Thursday. A woman in her 40s died after contracting the flu, and there have been six other flu-related hospitalizations in the county, health officials said.

The H1N1 influenza strain, known as "swine flu" when it first emerged in 2009, appears to be the main strain afflicting people this flu season.

Peak flu season is between January and March.

Health officials are urging vaccinations for everyone ages 6 months and older. This year's vaccine protects against H1N1.

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Posted by flu and media
a resident of Atherton: other
on Jan 10, 2014 at 12:42 pm

Once again the gulag media jumps onto the vaccine profit and gradual sickness bandwagon. If profit or deception or distraction is to be gained, then our 'mainstream' media will gladly oblige with false honor, false trust, folded within pure ignorance.


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Posted by Alan
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Jan 10, 2014 at 4:42 pm

Don't be conspiracy minded - getting a flu vaccine is not only good for you, it's good for the people around you. Be responsible!


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