April 29, 2009 5:20 p.m.
The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) reports that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed three new cases of human infection with swine influenza A (H1N1) in San Diego County residents. The new cases are a 23-year-old male, a 38-year-old male and a 3-year-old male.
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That brings to eight 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)
- A 3-year-old male (4/29/09)
- A 38-year-old male (4/29/09)
- A 23-year-old male (4/29/09)
“We are closely monitoring the developments with the swine influenza virus and making sure County residents are well informed,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., San Diego County Public Health Officer. “We can’t stress enough the basic steps the public can take to help contain the spread of this virus.
“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 additional information on swine influenza:
County Swine Flu page
CDC Swine Flu information
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