Woman Becomes County's 4th Swine Flu-Related Death
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A 50-year-old woman has become the fourth person in the San Diego area whose death is associated with the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu, the county Health and Human Services Agency reported Tuesday.The victim's identity and details of her illness were not immediately available."This is an unfortunate incident," county Public Health Officer Wilma Wooten said in a statement. "Our thoughts are with the friends and family of this individual."Wooten said it was "particularly important" for people with "underlying medical conditions" to promptly seek treatment from a physician if they experience flu symptoms.She also reiterated health officials' call for common-sense precautions -- including covering the mouth when coughing, sneezing or nose-blowing, washing hands frequently and thoroughly, and staying home when sick -- to help prevent the spread of the disease."These routine precautions can go a long way in protecting your health and the health of those around you," Wooten said.For additional information on H1N1 influenza visit www.sdcounty.ca.gov or www.cdc.gov or call 2-1-1 San Diego.