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  • FluTrackers Confirmed U.S. Deaths - June 27 - July 12

    new info in Arizona, California, North Carolina, Oregon, Washington

    Confirmed U.S. Deaths - Details updated 6/27/09

    Arizona: 9
    #1 Maricopa County female in her late 40's, died week of 5/3 reported 5/14/09 *lung condition
    #2 Pinal County, Gila River Reservation 57 year old female, died 5/10/09 reported 5/19/09 *unspecified pre-existing conditions, compromised immune system
    #3 Pima County, Tuscon 13 year old boy, Johnny Ruiz Cotter died 5/15/09 reported 5/20/09 *severe medical conditions, cerebral palsy
    #4 Pima County 10 year old female, died 5/17/09 reported 5/27/09
    #5 Pinal County 64 year old female, died week of 5/24/09 reported 6/4/09 *unspecified underlying conditions
    #6 No location given, 6th death in the state, unidentified person 25 to 64 years old, reported 6/10/09 by AZ DHS
    #7 No location given, 7th death in the state, unidentified person 0-4 years old, reported 6/18/09 by AZ DHS
    #8 No location given, 8th death in the state, unidentified person 25-64 years old, reported 6/24/09 by AZ DHS
    #9 Cuchino County, adolescent boy reported 6/26/09 *hospitalized in Flagstaff, died week of 6/26, tested H1N1 positive postmortem

    California: 17
    #1 San Bernadino County male in his 40's, died mid May reported 6/1/09 *pneumonia, heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, died at home
    #2 Los Angeles County, middle aged female, died late May reported 6/1/09 *unspecified underlying conditions
    #3 Contra Costa County, Concord 9 year old girl, Karen Perez died 5/29/09 reported 6/4/09 *secondary bacterial infection, previously healthy
    #4 Orange County middle aged male, reported 6/8/09 *unspecified pre-existing conditions
    #5 Alameda County middle aged male, died 6/10/09 reported 6/11/09 *unspecified chronic conditions
    #6 Alameda County middle aged male, reported 6/9/09 *unspecified chronic conditions
    #7 San Diego County, San Marcos, 20 year old woman, Adela Chevalier, reported 6/16/09 *healthy, not a student and had not recently traveled, slight fever 6/13, respiratory symptoms 6/14, went to ER 6/15, died within 24 hours from respiratory complications without leaving ER, confirmed with H1N1 6/16
    #8 Contra Costa County, middle aged man reported 6/17/09 *no other health conditions, no known connection with the other Contra Costa death
    #9 San Mateo County, middle aged woman reported 6/22/09 *underlying heart and lung conditions, "This individual could easily have died if she just got seasonal flu" - Chief Health Officer Scott Morrow
    #10 Sacramento County, 24 year old woman Beth Kizere, died 6/23/09 reported 6/23/09 * "healthy, robust, energetic", became sick on a trip to Las Vegas, started with a dry scratchy cough and fluctuating temperature, no medical insurance, did not seek care right away, sought care when fever reached 104 deg., hospitalized 6/13, initially suspected to have pneumonia, H1N1 confirmed 6/17
    #11 Contra Costa, unidentified person, reported 6/25/09
    #12 Los Angeles, unidentified person, reported 6/25/09 Is this Cristian Torres Rodriguez ??
    #13 Orange County, unidentified person, reported 6/25/09
    #14 Orange County, unidentified person, reported 6/25/09
    #15 Sonoma County, unidentified person, no report date? Is this Sonoma County, elderly man died 6/19/09 reported 6/19/09??
    #16 San Mateo, died 6/22/09 reported 6/25/09 *obese, had a lung condition which may have contributed to his death, H1N1 confirmed 6/25 postmortem
    #17 Solano County, 53 year old man reported 6/25/09 *healthy, California's 17th death


    Connecticut: 5
    #1 Waterbury female over 60, reported 6/3/09 *underlying health conditions including diabetes
    #2 Waterbury 6 year old child, reported 6/11/09 *serious pulmonary condition, out of school all year
    #3 Waterbury female in her 40's, died 6/15/09 reported 6/15/09 *unspecified health conditions which lowered her immune response, came to the hospital with respiratory symptoms only, possibly incubating the virus, developed flu symptoms later
    #4 Hartford County, unidentifed person in their 40's died 6/17/09 reported 6/18/09 *unspecified health problems
    #5 Hartford County, unidentified 50-59 year old person reported 6/23/09 *unspecified underlying condition known to shorten life span, hospitalized 6/13 with fever and respiratory symptoms, died of respiratory failure

    Florida: 2
    #1 Miami-Dade County, 9 year old boy Luis Alexandro Munoz, died 6/9/09 reported 6/16/09 *suffered from asthma, family was unaware of asthma until it was announced after his death, hospitalized 6/8 within 24 hours of developing flu symptoms, and died the next day, died 4 days after he was last in school, H1N1 confirmed 1 week postmortem
    #2 Central Florida, 30 year old woman died 6/23/09 reported 6/24/09 *unspecified respiratory condition, possibly also pregnant?, considered "high risk," hospitalized earlier in June

    Illinois: 13
    #1 Chicago 22 year old male, died 5/24/09 reported 5/25/09 *unspecified underlying condition
    #2 Cook County, Chicago adult female, reported 5/27/09 *unspecified significant medical conditions
    #3 Kane County 42 year old male, reported 5/28/09 *unspecified chronic conditions
    #4 Chicago 20 year old woman, Caitlin Huber died 5/30/09 reported 6/2/09 *pregnant
    #5 Lake County, Gurnee 74 year old male, died 6/2/09 reported 6/4/09 *unspecified significant medical conditions
    #6 Chicago, 26 year old woman Edriana Ramirez, died 6/9/09 reported 6/17/09 *healthy, hospitalized 1 week
    #7 Chicago, 52 year old man died 6/11/09 reported 6/17/09 *had other unspecified health problems, hospitalized 5/30/09
    #8 Cook County, 8 year old suburban Chicago boy Mark Dampier Jr., resident of Oak Forest, died 6/13/09 reported 6/17/09 *no known health problems, became ill 6/11/09
    #9 Cook County, Western Springs 29 year old woman reported 6/18/09 *other health problems
    #10 Cook County, Mount Prospect 29 year old man reported 6/18/09 *other health problems
    #11 La Salle County, 18 year old woman reported 6/19/09 *unspecified underlying conditions
    #12 Chicago, 54 year old woman died 6/10/09 reported 6/26/09 *unspecified medical problems, hospitalized 6/2
    #13 Chicago, 47 year old woman died 6/23/09 reported 6/26/09 *healthy, hospitalized 6/20

    Maryland: 1
    #1 Baltimore metro area, unidentified elderly woman reported 6/23/09 *unspecified serious underlying medical condition

    Massachusetts: 1
    #1 Boston 30 year old woman, died 6/14/09 reported 6/15/09 *no underlying conditions, became ill 6/5/09, hospitalized 6/10/09

    Michigan: 7
    #1 Warren/Macomb 53 year old woman, Reva Miller died 6/1/09 reported 6/3/09 *asthma, possibly infected at hospital
    #2 Roscommon County 58 year old male, died 6/4/09 reported 6/11/09 *unspecified chronic conditions
    #3 Madison Heights police officer Ryan Settlemoir, lived in Macomb County, airlifted to hospital with severe flu symptoms died Thursday 6/11/09 reported 6/12/09 *had asthma and hypertension, but family says overall was healthy, suffered multiple organ failure, Legionnaires? disease ruled out, H1N1 confirmed as cause of death 6/18/09
    #4 Detroit, 44-year-old man died 6/15/09 reported 6/18/09
    #5 Macomb County, 63-year-old woman died 6/17/09 reported 6/18/09
    #6 Detroit/Oakland County?, unidentified person reported 6/20/09 on Michigan DCH website
    #7 Oakland County, unidentified person reported 6/20/09 on Michigan DCH website

    Minnesota: 1
    #1 Minneapolis 5 year old girl died week of 6/12/09, reported 6/15/09 *special-needs pre-K student, born with a genetic condition that left her medically fragile with a suppressed immune system, required a tracheotomy until age 4, flu caused respiratory distress, briefly hospitalized and died the next day

    Missouri: 1
    #1 St. Louis County 44 year old male, died 5/19/09 reported 5/19/09 *healthy

    Nevada: 1
    #1 Las Vegas, 71 year old New York woman died while visiting family in Las Vegas, reported 6/12/09 *unspecified underlying conditions.

    New Jersey: 6
    #1 Essex County, West Orange, 49 year old man Michael Reiser died 6/13/09 reported 6/15/09 *unspecified multiple underlying conditions, became ill 5/30/09, hospitalized with pneumonia 6/2/09, diagnosed H1N1 postmortem
    #2 Somerset County, 15 year old boy, died 6/8/09 reported 6/17/09 *died at home after developing symptoms that included fever, vomiting, coughing and congestion, was last in school 6/5 with no symptoms, diagnosed H1N1 postmortem
    #3 Sussex County, 10 year old boy died 6/18/09 reported 6/18/09 *unspecified underlying conditions, became ill 6/12, hospitalized 6/14 with cough and fever, last in school 6/11 with no symptoms, H1N1 confirmed 6/18
    #4 Union County, 36 year old man died 6/3/09 reported 6/19/09 *underlying conditions, hospitalized 6/1/09 with cough and fever, H1N1 confirmed postmortem 6/19/09
    #5 Hudson County, 79 year old woman died 6/19/09 reported 6/23/09 *underlying medical conditions, became ill 6/15, hospitalized same day with cough and fever, H1N1 confirmed postmortem 6/23
    #6 Bergen County, unidentifed person reported 6/24/09 on NJ DOH website

    New York: 40
    #1 NYC, Queens 55 year old man, Mitchell Weiner died 5/17/09 reported 5/18/09 *gout, high blood pressure, family says he was healthy, suffered kidney failure
    #2 NYC, Queens 55 year old woman, Danita Lee died 5/23/09 reported 5/24/09 *unspecified underlying conditions
    #3 NYC, Brooklyn 34 year old male, died 5/22/09 reported 5/26/09 *unspecified underlying condition, not hospitalized
    #4 NYC, Queens 41 year old female, died 5/22/09 reported 5/26/09 *unspecified underlying condition, not hospitalized
    #5 NYC Bronx 11 week old child, Steven Montanez died 5/28/09 reported 6/1/09 *found unconscious at home
    #6 Onondaga County adult, died 6/2/09 reported 6/3/09 *unspecified underlying condition
    #7 NYC unidentified person early-mid 40's, reported 6/3/09
    #8 NYC unidentified person early-mid 40's, reported 6/3/09
    #9 NYC unidentified person over 65, reported 6/5/09 *unspecified underlying complications
    #10 NYC unidentified person over 50, reported 6/8/09 *unspecified underlying condition
    #11 Onondaga County, Syracuse unidentified adult, reported 6/9/09 *unspecified underlying condition
    #12 NYC unidentified person over 65, reported 6/10/09
    #13 NYC unidentified person in their 50's, reported 6/10/09
    #14 NYC unidentified person in their 30's, reported 6/10/09
    #15 NYC unidentified person in their 30's, reported 6/11/09
    #16 NYC Brooklyn 11 year old girl, Sarah Michel reported 6/11/09 *heart defect
    #17 NYC child under 2 years, reported 6/11/09 Could be Jonathan Zamora Castillo, 16 month old suspected death #11
    #18 Westchester County, Yonkers 29 year old female, died 6/9/09 reported 6/11/09 *unspecified underlying condition
    #19 NYC unidentified person in their 40's, reported 6/12/09
    #20 Suffolk County, Brookhaven 35-45 year old man, died 6/10/09 reported 6/15/09 *unspecified serious, chronic medical condition, including pneumonia, hospitalized two weeks, unrelated to #21
    #21 Suffolk County, Brookhaven 55-65 year old woman, died 6/9/09 reported 6/15/09 *underlying medical problems, ill on 6/6/09, treated by a doctor for respiratory infection, said she felt better, died same day, unrelated to #20
    #22 Nassau County, woman in her 20's died 6/16/09 reported 6/16/09 *pregnant, hospitalized 6/5 with fever and respiratory symptoms, delivered a healthy baby by C-section 6/5, transferred to ICU 6/7, confirmed with H1N1 6/15
    #23 NYC unidentified person between 25 and 64 years old, reported 6/16/09 *most of the 7 reported 6/16 were hospitalized late May
    #24 NYC unidentified person between 25 and 64 years old, reported 6/16/09 *most of the 7 reported 6/16 were hospitalized late May
    #25 NYC unidentified person between 25 and 64 years old, reported 6/16/09 *most of the 7 reported 6/16 were hospitalized late May
    #26 NYC unidentified person between 25 and 64 years old, reported 6/16/09 *most of the 7 reported 6/16 were hospitalized late May
    #27 NYC unidentified person between 25 and 64 years old, reported 6/16/09 *most of the 7 reported 6/16 were hospitalized late May
    #28 NYC unidentified person between 25 and 64 years old, reported 6/16/09 *most of the 7 reported 6/16 were hospitalized late May
    #29 NYC unidentified person between 25 and 64 years old, reported 6/16/09 *most of the 7 reported 6/16 were hospitalized late May
    #30 NYC unidentified person between 26 and 64 years old, reported 6/19/09 *hospitalized in late May
    #31 NYC unidentified person between 26 and 64 years old, reported 6/19/09 *hospitalized in late May
    #32 NYC unidentified person between 26 and 64 years old, reported 6/19/09 *hospitalized in late May
    #33 NYC unidentified person between 26 and 64 years old, reported 6/19/09 *hospitalized in late May
    #34 NYC unidentified person between 26 and 64 years old, reported 6/19/09 *hospitalized in late May
    #35 NYC unidentified person between 26 and 64 years old, reported 6/19/09 *hospitalized in late May
    #36 NYC unidentified person between 26 and 64 years old, reported 6/19/09 *hospitalized in late May
    #37 Erie County, Buffalo, 15 year old boy Matthew Davis died 6/20/09 reported 6/20/09 *healthy, complained of a headache 6/12, conditioned worsened over the weekend, hospitalized 6/15 given antibiotic and released, 6/16 vomiting/dizziness/leg condition, hospitalized again 6/17, toward the end placed on life support, died 6/20 from complications of swine flu including pneumonia and MRSA, kidneys failed
    #38 NYC unidentified person 25-65 years old reported 6/23/09
    #39 NYC unidentified person 25-65 years old reported 6/23/09
    #40 Westchester County, Yonkers 26 year old woman died 6/23/09 reported 6/24/09 *hospitalized 6/14, medical examiner and death certificate both list "Swine flu" as cause of death, Westchester County Health Department needs more info to confirm or deny

    North Carolina: 2
    #1 Guilford County, Greensboro adult man died 6/19/09 reported 6/24/09 *had recently had a heart procedure at Moses Cone Hospital, was discharged in improving condition with no signs of influenza, several days later admitted to Wesley Long Hospital in critical condition with severe pneumonia, died hours later in ICU, tested positive for H1N1 postmortem
    # 2 Greensboro, unidentified adult man died 6/26/09 reported 6/26/09 *pre-existing medical conditions, being treated in hospital for asthma complications before H1N1 diagnosis, infected a respiratory therapist who later exposed 33 infants at Woman's Hospital

    Oklahoma: 1
    #1 Kay County 43 year old male, reported 6/8/09 *underlying conditions including asthma, not hospitalized

    Oregon: 3
    #1 Marion County adult female, died 6/7/09 reported 6/8/09 *unspecified underlying conditions
    #2 Marion County, child younger than 5 died 5/16/09 reported 6/23/09 *no underlying medical conditions, 2 days of fever, not hospitalized
    #3 Multnomah County, unidentified adult 25-64 years old reported 6/26/09 by CDC

    Pennsylvania: 4
    #1 Berks County 55 year old female, reported 6/4/09 *asthma, diabetes
    #2 Philadelphia 26 year old female, died 6/7/09 reported 6/8/09
    #3 Pike County 48 year old woman died 6/14/09 reported 6/15/09 *unspecified underlying condition, hospitalized and died at Bon Secours Hospital in Port Jervis, NY
    #4 Philadelphia, unidentified person reported 6/25/09

    Rhode Island: 1
    #1 Kent County, teenage girl died 6/14/09 reported 6/17/09 *unspecified underlying conditions, special needs student at Meeting Street School, showed no symptoms while in class, H1N1 confirmed postmortem 6/17

    Texas: 15
    #1 Brownsville 23 month old child, Miguel Tejada Vazquez died 4/27/09 reported 4/29/09 *neonatal myasthenia gravis, heart defect, problems swallowing, chronic hypoxia
    #2 Cameron County 33 year old woman, Judy Trunnell died 5/5/09 reported 5/5/09 *pregnant, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis
    #3 Corpus Christi 33 year old man, Carlos Garnica died 5/6/09 reported 5/15/09 *hypothyroidism, hypertension, enlarged heart, sleep apnea, morbid obesity, died of viral pneumonia
    #4 El Paso 42 year old male, died 5/19/09 reported 5/29/09 *unspecified underlying conditions
    #5 El Paso 24 year old woman, Jessica Avalos died 5/24/09 reported 5/29/09 *pregnant, sick for 2 months, died 3 days after C-section, rapid flu test was negative
    #6 El Paso 43 year old male, died 6/4/09 reported 6/5/09
    #7 Fort Bend County 12 year old female, died 5/26/09 reported 6/8/09 *unspecified severe underlying conditions
    #8 Victoria County, Bloomington, 60 year old woman Maria Monroe, died 6/6/09 reported 6/10/09 *suffered from lupus for 20 years, then in the last 5 years the lupus went away, had diabetes, scheduled for a kidney transplant b/c of lupus damage, 5/26 developed a bad cough, kidney transplant postponed, 5/27-28 started a fever, 5/30 developed pneumonia, H1N1 confirmed 6/10 postmortem, first person in the area confirmed with H1N1
    #9 Hidalgo County, 13 year old boy, died week of 6/12/09 reported 6/15/09 *no underlying conditions
    #10 Hidalgo County, woman in her 30's, died week of 6/12/09 reported 6/15/09
    #11 Northeast El Paso, 59 year old man reported 6/24/09 *unspecified underlying condition, hospitalized for flu-like illness
    #12 Bexar County, unidentified woman died "in June" reported 6/24/09 TX DSHS
    #13 Bexar County, unidentified woman died "in June" reported 6/24/09 TX DSHS
    #14 Bexar County, unidentified man died in June reported 6/24/09
    #15 El Paso County 82 year old man, reported 6/25/09 *hospitalized with influenza like illness, H1N1 confirmed

    Utah: 10
    #1 Salt Lake County, 21 year old man, Marcos Antonio Sanchez died 5/20/09 reported 5/20/09 *overweight, respiratory condition, suffered multiple organ failure
    #2 Salt Lake County, unidentified person between 5 and 18 years old, reported 6/4/09 *first reported healthy, then with unspecified significant underlying conditions
    #3 Salt Lake County, 25-40 year old man, Doug Dunford died 6/12/09, reported 6/14/09 *hospitalized for treatment of a liver condition, came home feeling well, developed a bad cough and was "turning grey and gurgling", hospitalized, given oxygen, then antivirals and ventilator, died a week later
    #4 Salt Lake County, 47 year old woman, Francine Rushton died 6/13/09, reported 6/14/09 *healthy, mother diagnosed with Type A flu 5/30 and given Tamiflu, Franice came down with symptoms, tested negative for H1N1 3 times, was refused Tamiflu, family says she went untreated 8 days, hospitalized 6/9 in critical condition with penumonia, tested postiive for Type A flu 6/10, and positive H1N1 on 6/11, died of kidney failure, lung damage, brain damage
    #5 A Salt Lake County, 58-year-old woman died 6/15/09 reported 6/15/09 *unspecified underlying health conditions
    #6 Salt Lake County, unidentified man 25-50 years old, died 6/12/09 or 6/13/09 reported 6/16/09 *H1N1 confirmed postmortem 6/16
    #7 Salt Lake County, unidentified person reported 6/17/09
    #8 Davis County, 30 year old man Jaman Davies died 6/13/09 reported 6/17/09 *morbidly obese, lungs filled with fluid, not hospitalized at time of death
    #9 unidentified woman 18-39 years old reported 6/24/09 *unspecified underlying condition
    #10 Davis County, unidentified boy 5-17 years old reported 6/24/09 *unspecified underlying condition


    Virginia: 1
    #1 Chesapeake 34 year old woman, April Wilson died 6/2/09 reported 6/2/09 *disabled, Comelia de Lange Syndrome, cerebral palsy, congestive heart failure

    Washington: 4
    #1 Snohomish County 39 year old male, died 5/6/09 reported 5/9/09 *heart condition, enlarged heart, obesity
    #2 Pierce County female in her 20's, died 6/5/09 reported 6/5/09 *unspecified underlying condition
    #3 King County, Seattle man in his 70's died 6/11/09 reported 6/15/09 *multiple unspecified underlying conditions, H1N1 confirmed postmortem
    #4 no location, unidentified adult, reported 6/26/09 by WA DOH

    Wisconsin: 4
    #1 Milwaukee 27 year old woman, Andrea Morgan, died 6/3/09 reported 6/4/09 *common underlying condition, sought treatment 5/31, sent home
    #2 Milwaukee, 48 year old woman, Barbara Davis died 6/11/09 reported 6/12/09 *healthy, family blames delayed health care response, suffered multiple organ failure
    #3 Milwaukee, 14-year-old Tiara Mosely-Forrest, reported 6/16/09 *had no other medical conditions which could have led to death, complete physical and blood tests in May reported her as healthy, complained of chest pains in late May, by 6/1 she could not walk on her own, on a ventilator 2 weeks, died from influenza, pneumonia in the lungs, a staph infection, multiple organ failure
    #4 Marathon County, Wassau, 12 year old girl Emily Eaton, died 6/17/09 reported 6/17/09 *episodic immune deficiencies since birth, mild autism, hospitalized 6/11/09 with what appeared to be pneumonia, H1N1 rapid test was negative, father says she "deteriorated really fast, like someone turned a switch, went from singing songs to being non-responsive", airlifted 6/13 to St. Joseph's Hospital where she suffered severe respiratory symptoms and multiple cardiac arrests, father says the family had been extra cautious about not traveling, had not left the area and had restricted trips to "Walmart and the park", but that Emily was outgoing and had had a lot of close contact with many people in recent weeks

  • #2
    Re: FluTrackers Confirmed U.S. Deaths

    Flutrackers Confirmed U.S. Fatalities 6/28/09 .....

    Arizona - 9
    California - 17
    Connecticut - 5
    Florida - 2
    Illinois - 13
    Maryland - 1
    Massachusetts - 1
    Michigan - 7
    Minnesota - 1
    Missouri - 1
    Nevada - 1
    New Jersey - 6
    New York - 41
    North Carolina - 2
    Oklahoma - 1
    Oregon - 3
    Pennsylvania - 4
    Rhode Island - 1
    Texas - 15
    Utah - 10
    Virginia - 1
    Washington - 4
    Wisconsin - 4

    TOTAL - 150

    #150 New York - Erie County, Buffalo 9 year old girl Maya Harden died 6/27/09 reported 6/27/09 *healthy, contracted MRSA and pneumonia, on life support for 11 days


    U.S. Deaths Abroad:

    #1 Canada, Ontario - a U.S. resident, 78 year old man, died in Orangeville while visiting, reported 6/17/09

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: FluTrackers Confirmed U.S. Deaths - June 27 +

      Previous thread here:

      http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=108492

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      • #4
        Re: FluTrackers Confirmed U.S. Deaths - June 27 +

        Here is the obituary for the U.S. citizen who died in Canada - he was Robert A. Derzon, the first Director of Medicare and Medicaid.

        http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/...aid-Dies-at-78

        Robert A. Derzon, the first director of the federal agency that manages Medicare and Medicaid, died June 17 in Orangeville, Ontario, where he was visiting a friend. He was 78 and lived in Mill Valley, Calif.

        The cause was swine flu, Mr. Derzon?s son Mike said.

        Mr. Derzon, who had previously been deputy commissioner of New York City?s Department of Hospitals, was chosen by President Jimmy Carter in 1977 to head what was then called the Health Care Financing Administration. Now called the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the agency was created in March 1977 to coordinate the two programs, which since they were created in 1965 had been run separately. Essentially, Medicare provides health insurance for people 65 and over and Medicaid provides insurance for poor people.

        In his two years as director, Mr. Derzon faced the difficult task of minimizing fraud and abuse in the programs and the apparently insurmountable task of slowing the soaring rate of hospital cost increases. His cost-cutting suggestions were sometimes controversial.

        In a memo sent on June 4, 1977, to Joseph A. Califano Jr., the secretary of Health, Education and Welfare at the time, Mr. Derzon suggested that the federal government adopt a ?living will? law similar to one enacted by California. Living wills permit patients to authorize their doctors to terminate life-support systems when there is no chance for a cure or recovery. He also favored Medicaid financing of abortions for mothers on welfare.

        Throughout his career, Mr. Derzon was a proponent of universal health care coverage. In 1969, when he was first deputy commissioner of New York City?s Hospitals Department, he told a state legislative committee that the existing method of paying for health and hospital care was ?a disaster.?

        ?The vast majority of our population in suburban, urban and rural areas is not receiving convenient and economically produced quality health services,? he said. Because of Medicaid cutbacks, he added, hospitals that had expanded health services to the poor in the city were ?on the brink of fiscal disaster.?

        Robert Alan Derzon was born in Milwaukee on Dec. 30, 1930, one of two sons of Matthew and Mildred Gordon Derzon. Mr. Derzon graduated from Dartmouth in 1953 and received a master?s degree in 1955 from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. In 1956, he received a master?s degree in public health administration from the University of Minnesota.

        From 1960 to 1966, Mr. Derzon was associate director of the New York University Medical Center. He was first deputy commissioner of New York?s hospital department from 1966 to 1969 and acting commissioner in 1970. Before being appointed to the federal post, he was director of the University of California?s medical school hospital in San Francisco.

        Mr. Derzon?s wife of 54 years, the former Margo Harris, died in 2002. Besides his son Mike, he is survived by another son, James; a daughter, Andrea Merenluoto; his brother, Gordon; and nine grandchildren.

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        • #5
          Re: FluTrackers Confirmed U.S. Deaths - June 27 +

          assign the sequence-numbers to the deaths
          so we can see, which strains, which mutations are more virulent


          data e.g. here:

          http://h5n1experts.org/forum/showpost.php?p=1118
          http://h5n1experts.org/forum/showpost.php?p=1133


          and keep the list computer-readable
          I'm interested in expert panflu damage estimates
          my current links: http://bit.ly/hFI7H ILI-charts: http://bit.ly/CcRgT

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          • #6
            Re: FluTrackers Confirmed U.S. Deaths - June 27 +

            thanks Florida1 for splitting the thread up. Great idea!

            and thebes, thank you so much for tracking down that obituary. I've added Robert Derzon's personal info to our list.

            Sorry if this is confusing anyone. I would just like to reiterate a debate that we had earlier over how this list is organized: the locations on our list attempt to reflect where infection may have occurred, not strictly location of death or residency. If someone dies while visiting another country or U.S. state, it is not clear if they brought the infection from home or picked it up while traveling. So for instance, Texas #1 was a Mexican resident, and Las Vegas #1 was a New York resident. Anyone who is transferred over state lines for medical treatment is still listed as a fatality under their state of residency, as in Pennsylvania #3 Pike County woman.

            Because Robert Derzon became ill and died while traveling, I am going to keep him under the "U.S. Deaths Abroad" heading and not count him as a U.S. death.

            Is that okay or does someone have another idea about how to organize the list?

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            • #7
              Re: FluTrackers Confirmed U.S. Deaths - June 27 +

              Washington State Department of Health is still listing only 3 deaths on its website, so I have deleted our unidentified death #4. Numbers list has been adjusted down -1.

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              • #8
                Re: FluTrackers Confirmed U.S. Deaths - June 27 +

                Flutrackers Confirmed U.S. Fatalities 6/29/09 .....

                Arizona - 9
                California - 17
                Connecticut - 5
                Florida - 2
                Illinois - 13
                Maryland - 1
                Massachusetts - 1
                Michigan - 7
                Minnesota - 1
                Missouri - 1
                Nevada - 1
                New Jersey - 6
                New York - 41
                North Carolina - 2
                Oklahoma - 1
                Oregon - 3
                Pennsylvania - 4
                Rhode Island - 1
                Texas - 15
                Utah - 10
                Virginia - 1
                Washington - 3 *WA DOH website has deleted death #4
                Wisconsin - 4

                TOTAL - 149

                #149 New York - Erie County, Buffalo 9 year old girl Maya Harden died 6/27/09 reported 6/27/09 *healthy with no severe health issues, went to ER with flu symptoms 6/12, diagnosed with pneumonia and sent home, hospitalized again 6/14 for an overnight and sent home, hospitalized final time 6/16, contracted MRSA and pneumonia, critical condition for 2 weeks, on life support for 11 days before she died


                U.S. Deaths Abroad:

                #1 Canada, Ontario - Mill Valley, California resident Robert A. Derzon, a 78 year old man, died in Orangeville while visiting a friend, died 6/17/09 reported 6/17/09 *son confirms that it was H1N1

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                • #9
                  Re: FluTrackers Confirmed U.S. Deaths - June 27 +

                  MedTroll brought up this interesting question in the previous fatalities thread:

                  Originally posted by MedTroll View Post
                  Here is another thought for consideration. Canada has reported another flu induced miscarriage. I believe there are similar reports in the US. Do we count the miscarriage as an H1N1 death? I know the Canadian death won't be included in this list, but do we watch for similar events in the US?
                  This might be a touchy subject for some people, as in "where does life begin, at the moment of conception, or at the moment of birth?" I certainly don't want to tread on anyone's faith or philosophy in saying this, but my thought is that if a death would qualify for the issuance of a death certificate, it should be counted as a U.S. fatality.

                  Just one opinion. Since this list is very much a collective effort, I am open to whatever the majority opinion is on how to count H1N1 induced miscarriages. Thoughts?

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                    Re: FluTrackers Confirmed U.S. Deaths - June 27 +

                    Good point on pregnant victims.
                    I know that people are often charged with a double homocide when the victim is pregnant.
                    Is there a specific point in the pregancy when the fetus becomes an additional victim?
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                    • #11
                      Re: FluTrackers Confirmed U.S. Deaths - June 27 +

                      I vote no to miscarriage as they are quite common. I vote yes to any baby that they deliver early due to the mother having H1N1 and dies.

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                        Re: FluTrackers Confirmed U.S. Deaths - June 27 +

                        Originally posted by prepdeb View Post
                        Good point on pregnant victims.
                        I know that people are often charged with a double homocide when the victim is pregnant.
                        Is there a specific point in the pregancy when the fetus becomes an additional victim?
                        It depends on state law - some (most?) states have made the killing of a fetus while in utero (regardless of the baby's viability) a crime. For example, Scott Peterson was convicted of murdering both Laci and their unborn child.

                        I think appleblossom's solution of only counting those who would have a death certificate is a good one - it's a clear line without getting into other sticky issues.

                        Appleblossom, I also agree with how you're handling the out of country deaths. Thanks again!

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                          Re: FluTrackers Confirmed U.S. Deaths - June 27 +

                          Originally posted by appleblossom View Post
                          Because Robert Derzon became ill and died while traveling, I am going to keep him under the "U.S. Deaths Abroad" heading and not count him as a U.S. death.

                          Is that okay or does someone have another idea about how to organize the list?
                          That makes sense, especially because the Canadians continue to list him in their totals for deaths.

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                            Re: FluTrackers Confirmed U.S. Deaths - June 27 +

                            Originally posted by appleblossom View Post

                            Just one opinion. Since this list is very much a collective effort, I am open to whatever the majority opinion is on how to count H1N1 induced miscarriages. Thoughts?
                            I'm inclined to say 'no', only because the convention seems to be reflected in the case of the Scottish woman who died from H1N1, followed by death of her baby (non-H1N1), born prematurely at 29 weeks. Her death was counted as the only reported flu death, and the baby was not.

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                              Re: FluTrackers Confirmed U.S. Deaths - June 27 +

                              Originally posted by appleblossom View Post
                              MedTroll brought up this interesting question in the previous fatalities thread:



                              This might be a touchy subject for some people, as in "where does life begin, at the moment of conception, or at the moment of birth?" I certainly don't want to tread on anyone's faith or philosophy in saying this, but my thought is that if a death would qualify for the issuance of a death certificate, it should be counted as a U.S. fatality.

                              Just one opinion. Since this list is very much a collective effort, I am open to whatever the majority opinion is on how to count H1N1 induced miscarriages. Thoughts?
                              http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=112992

                              I started a separate thread for this issue. I agree with you appleblossom, I certainly don't want to get into a debate over when life begins, but only wanted to see what people thought about counting deaths in these cases. The case in the UK would be the type of case where I think counting the child's death would be warranted. The baby was delivered premature by C-Section well beyond the point of viability outside the womb, but died a few days later. I imagine that the child received both birth and death certificates.

                              I agree with Pflu that counting miscarriages doesn't make sense. But I do believe we will see many more cases where babies will be delivered by C-Section when the mother is in grave danger. There is the UK case, a case in Buenos Aires where the baby survived, and a case in Chicago with a 20-yr-old mother who died, but I'm not sure if the baby survived after it was delivered. There is also a case in my home town where the baby has been delivered and is in NICU. The mother is still alive, but has "double pneumonia" and ARDS. A good friend of ours, who is her neighbor, told us that the doctors said she has bacterial pneumonia. And, now her mother, who lives with her, has the same thing. Amazingly, I don't think they've even tested either for flu.

                              Anyway, however it's decided is fine with me, I just wanted to know how it would be handled going forward.
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