TAMPA — A 28-year-old woman has become the third person in Hillsborough County to die after contracting the H1N1 flu virus, the Hillsborough County Health Department announced today.
She had prior medical conditions, the Health Department said in a news release.
As of July 26th, Florida has had 31 laboratory-confirmed deaths from H1N1 Flu virus, also known as swine flu.
Officials are encouraging pregnant women, children, the elderly and people with chronic disease to visit a doctor immediately if they are experiencing flu like symptoms, because these groups are at a higher risk for complications.
People should also remember to wash their hands, use alcohol based hand sanitizer, limit contact with the sick and staying home if they are ill.