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First Confirmed H1N1 Influenza Case In Montco

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The Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Montgomery County Health Department announced today that a resident of Montgomery County has tested positive for the 2009 A/H1N1 influenza virus.

The resident is a 31 year old male from Upper Merion (originally reported to be a resident of Bridgeport) who was tested after feeling ill with flu-like symptoms. A sample taken was determined to be Type-A Influenza and was sent to the Centers for Disease Control for analysis.

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The Montgomery County Health Department is actively searching for possible cases of swine flu. Probable cases are recommended to self-isolate at their homes and complete appropriate anti-viral treatment.

All public health agencies in Pennsylvania have intensified surveillance efforts statewide and this confirmed case was identified as part of those efforts.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is updating information on its website as additional probable and confirmed cases are reported.