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Fifth Local Case of Swine Flu Confirmed

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April 27, 2009

A fifth San Diego County resident has been confirmed with a case of swine influenza A (H1N1), according to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The new case is a 20-year-old male.

That brings to five the number of San Diego residents with swine flu:

  • 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)
  • A 20-year-old male (4/27/09)

Multimedia:  Public Health Officer Wilma Wooten, M.D., updates the swine flu cases (April 27).

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“We are not surprised to see this additional case of human infection with swine influenza because we have heightened our surveillance and put area healthcare providers on alert,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., San Diego County Public Health Officer. “We have no further details about the case at this time as the investigation is ongoing.”

Health and school officials also announce the closure of Christ the Corner Stone Academy in Mira Mesa as a precaution.

“There is some concern about potential illness among contacts, including teachers, of one of the previously confirmed cases,” said Wooten. “The closure is a precaution to make sure the virus does not spread among the school population.”

The County is also about to receive the first shipment of anti-virals from the state and national stockpiles.

“The first batch of anti-virals have been released and is on its way to San Diego County,” said Wooten. “We will be receiving more in the coming days.”

San Diego County residents who are seeking more information on the swine flu can call 2-1-1 San Diego.

 


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