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H1N1 virus played no part in UC Davis worker's death

Official cause of death pending


August 12, 2009
By: Jennifer Fiala
For The VIN News Service


The woman employed by the University of California's Davis campus who died earlier this month did not test positive for Type A H1N1 pandemic flu, but the cause of her death is still pending, the Yolo County Coroner's office announced yesterday.

Jennifer Lee Zeka, an administrative assistant in Davis' Large Animal Clinic, was found dead in her apartment on Aug. 3. In response, Dr. John Madigan, a professor with the DVM program, issued a precautionary reminder to employees, faculty and students, advising them to follow basic health precautions during the current H1N1 pandemic.

It's been reported that Zeka, 40, complained of flu-like symptoms prior to her death.



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