June 8, 2009
Oswego County Health Department Reports First Case of H1N1 Influenza
Today the Oswego County Health Department was notified by the New York State Department of Health that an Oswego County child was confirmed to have H1N1 influenza. The child did not have serious illness and is recovering at home.
“This is not unexpected,” stated Dr. Dennis Norfleet, Public Health Director for the Oswego County Health Department. “With the number of confirmed H1N1 cases in New York State, we anticipated that it would only be a matter of time before we had our first confirmed case.”
As has been recommended, residents of Oswego County are reminded to follow everyday health practices to prevent the spread of illness:
Mild influenza illnesses do not need to be reported or tested. Anyone with influenza-like illness is requested to help prevent the spread of illness to others by staying home, covering the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, and practicing good hand washing.
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