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Snohomish Co. WA: 1st 2011 H1N1 death

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  • Snohomish Co. WA: 1st 2011 H1N1 death


    Published: Friday, March 18, 2011
    Camano Island man dies of swine flu
    Will Gardner, 34, was a well-known coach. His death comes after a rapid increase in the number of cases the past few weeks.
    By Sharon Salyer, Herald Writer

    A Camano Island man has died of H1N1 swine flu, the first person in either Island or Snohomish counties to die from the virus this influenza season...

    ...Gardner died at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett on March 10.

    ...Gardner contracted pneumonia, often triggered by a severe influenza infection.

    Thirty-one people have been admitted to hospitals in Snohomish County with the flu since January.

    Two people are currently on ventilators and in Providence's intensive care unit, said Dr. George Diaz, an infectious disease specialist at the hospital...