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Bay Area H1N1 Flu Deaths Surge to 30, Six Lives Taken Wednesday

As of Wednesday, 30 people across the San Francisco Bay Area including Marin County have died from the flu.

Credit: Creative Commons
Credit: Creative Commons

By Rem O'Donnelley and Lindsey Hickman

The influenza is blamed for six more Bay Area deaths Wednesday, bringing the tally to 30 so far this season.

Sonoma County saw their fourth flu-related death last night. This latest death was a woman in her early 60s with existing medical issues and was infected with the H1N1 virus.

The recorded deaths are in surrounding counties – Sonoma, San Francisco, San Mateo and Contra Costa. 

Of the 30 deaths attributed to the flu, five under 65 died since December.

Three of the 30 people had contracted the H1N1 virus which was known as “swine flu.”

Marin County has already seen flu-related deaths. Everyone is encouraged to get a flu vaccinationWhere to get a flu shot. Although the injection includes protection against the H1N1 strain, takes about two weeks after vaccination to become fully effective so early prevention is 

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