ADVISORY: H1N1 severity has not changed nationally or in New Mexico

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By The Staff

The severity of illness due to H1N1 influenza has not changed nationally or in New Mexico from the spring, according to the New Mexico Department of Health, adding that the illness has been mostly mild in New Mexico.

The latest update from DOH is that a female infant from Roosevelt County and a 5-year-old female from Sandoval County have died as a result of H1N1 influenza. Neither child had a chronic medical condition.

Five other New Mexicans have died from H1N1 this year including a 21-year-old women from Los Alamos County without chronic medical conditions, a 45-year-old woman from Sierra County with end stage liver disease, a 52-year-old woman from Bernalillo County with chronic pulmonary disease, a 48-year-old woman from McKinley County with asthma and diabetes and a 58-year-old male from Bernalillo County with chronic conditions that put him at risk for serious complications from the flu.

DOH will not know about or report every flu case in the state because not all cases are reported to the Department, and often sick individuals do not go to their doctors or get tested for influenza.

The Department tracks influenza-like illness, which is defined as fever and either cough and/or sore throat, at 22 clinics throughout the state. Influenza-like illness is the best indicator of flu activity in the state.

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