April 25, 2009
The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) has no new cases of swine influenza to report today. Also, there are no pending suspected cases in San Diego County at this time.
HHSA is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the California Department of Public Health to determine the cause of the infections and the extent of human-to-human spread. If additional cases are detected, HHSA will promptly report them to the public.
“We have heightened our surveillance and put area healthcare providers on alert. This will most likely generate additional cases of human infection with swine influenza,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County Public Health Officer.
To date, four cases of swine flu have been reported in San Diego County. They are:
- A 10-year-old male (4/21/09)
- A 54-year-old male and his 16-year-old daughter (4/23/09)
- A 7-year-old male (4/24/09)
All four San Diego cases have recovered. Nationwide, the total number of cases of human infection stands at eight.
The public is being advised to follow typical precautions as they should during a regular flu season.
“If you are sick, do not go to work, school or travel. Cover your mouth when coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose, and wash your hands frequently,” Wooten concluded.
For more information:
CDC Swine Flu site
Swine Flu and You
County of San Diego Swine Influenza Information Line: (858) 715-2250.
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