A 48-year-old Contra Costa County man has died from the flu virus, according to the Contra Costa Health Department.
This is the second flu death this season in Contra Costa County.
On January 7th, it was announced that a 48-year-old Contra Costa County woman also died from the flu virus.
It is unknown if the latest victim had any underlying health conditions.
The H1N1 virus — sometimes called swine flu — surfaced in the United States in 2009, causing the first global pandemic in more than 40 years and resulting in a number of hospitalizations and deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.