H1N1 Case Confirmed In Leavenworth County

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A case of the 2009 H1N1 influenza A virus was confirmed today in a Leavenworth County child. This is the first case identified in Leavenworth County.

The local health department is following the guidance provided by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) when dealing with a confirmed case. This includes a thorough case investigation and management of the patient and close contacts.

As of today, KDHE has identified the following cases of the 2009 H1N1 influenza A virus in Kansas. In all cases, the local health departments are following the guidance provided by KDHE when dealing with a confirmed case.

Confirmed Cases – 95 total

* Dickinson County – Two cases involving adults

* Douglas County – One case involving an adult

* Ford County – One case involving a child

* Geary County – 25 cases total involving nine adults and 16 children

* Gove County – One case involving an adult

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* Johnson County – 11 cases total involving four adults and seven children

* Leavenworth County – One case involving a child

* Morton County – Two cases involving adults

* Ottawa County – One case involving a child

* Reno County – One case involving an adult

* Riley County – 23 cases total involving 15 adults and eight children

* Saline County – Eight cases total involving one adult and seven children

* Sedgwick County – Three cases involving children

* Wyandotte County – 15 cases total involving two adults and 13 children

KDHE has established a phone number for concerned Kansans to call with questions about the 2009 H1N1 influenza A virus. The toll-free number is 1-877-427-7317. Operators will be available to answer questions from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Persons calling will be directed to press “1” on their touch-tone phone to be directed to an operator who can answer questions.

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