Nebraska: Two Cases Of H1N1 Flu Confirmed
Two new confirmed cases of novel H1N1 influenza have been reported in Nebraska from latest test results, according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. The Nebraska Public Health Laboratory has confirmed 21 Nebraska-resident cases so far.
The counties, gender and ages of the new confirmed cases are: Douglas County, 20s, male; and Dawson County, 40s, female.
Case Status-County-Age Range-Gender
In addition to Nebraska resident cases, two non-resident cases have been identified in Nebraska—one each from California and Missouri.
For any flu-like illness:
• People who are sick should stay home from work or school to avoid spreading the virus.
• Avoid close contact with people who are coughing or otherwise appear ill.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.
• Wash hands frequently.
If you are moderately to severely ill with a cough, sore throat, fever and body aches (and perhaps vomiting and diarrhea), call your physician. First call the physician’s office and tell staff what symptoms you are experiencing. The physician may want to see you separately from other patients so that you don’t expose them in the waiting room. Your doctor can prescribe an antiviral for you, which will ease your symptoms and possibly shorten the duration of your illness.