The Iowa Department of Public Health today confirmed three more H1N1 deaths. The health department says two adults in Polk County and one adult in Woodbury County are the latest victims of H1N1.
The department say two of the three who died had known risk factors for complications from the disease. The latest three deaths bring the total in the state to 14 — 13 adults and one child. D.P.H. medical director Patricia Quinlisk says state surveillance shows an increase in the illness among adults.
Quinlisk says you should continue to take steps to prevent the spread of the disease, including cleaning your hands frequently; covering your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your sleeve; and containing germs by staying home when ill. For more information visit the Iowa Department of Public Health’s website or call the toll-free “Influenza Hotline” at 1-800-447-1985.