An East Hampton man, who tested positive for H1N1 Influenza A virus or “Swine Flu,” died on Thursday, July 23. According to a press release distributed by Dr. Humayun Chaudhry, Commissioner of the Suffolk Department of Health Services, this is the seventh “Swine Flu” related death in Suffolk County. County officials have yet to release the mans name or age, but the release stated he was between the ages of 25 to 35. The man had a serious underlying medical condition an was admitted to the hospital with a fever and pneumonia on July 10, said the release.
Dr. Chaudhry asked that residents continue to be mindful of the steps that they can take to minimize their exposure to the virus and emphasized that, “Those who are at increased risk of influenza-related complications should be particularly vigilant and contact their physicians immediately should flu like symptoms occur.”