Health Alert: Three New Mexicans with existing health issues die from H1N1

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By The Staff

A 28-year-old man and a 56-year-old man from Bernalillo County and a 34-year-old woman from San Juan County died in the last week from H1N1 flu.


All three suffered chronic medical conditions. 


This brings the total number of New Mexico H1N1 deaths to 50.


The prevalence of the disease seems to be waning, according to this week’s Department of Health H1N1 update.


Patients seeking treatment for influenza symptoms decreased last week to 3.1 percent from 3.3 percent the previous week.


Spokeswoman Deborah Busemeyer said this will be the last regular weekly update of the season.