Nebraska Reported 17 Confirmed Cases Of H1N1 Flu

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Since last Friday’s news release (5-29-09), 17 cases of confirmed novel influenza A (H1N1) have been reported to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. That brings the total confirmed cases of Nebraska residents to 60. Four probable cases are pending confirmation.

"The number of seasonal cases of flu is dropping," said Dr. Joann Schaefer, Chief Medical Officer. “But H1N1 continues to circulate in a low-level but stable fashion across the state. There is now substantiated evidence that 14 affected counties are affected by H1N1, but I’m sure that other counties are affected as well.”

Today’s report:

New probable cases: 4

New confirmed cases since the May 29 news release: 17

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The counties, gender and ages of the four new probable cases in Nebraska residents are:

PROBABLE-M-20s-PLATTE
PROBABLE-M-5-18-DOUGLAS
PROBABLE-F-5-18-COLFAX
PROBABLE-F-20s-SALINE

The counties, gender and ages of the 17 new confirmed cases are:

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CONFIRMED-F-30s-MADISON
CONFIRMED-F-30s-DOUGLAS
CONFIRMED-F-30s-MADISON
CONFIRMED-M-40s-DOUGLAS
CONFIRMED-M-40s-SALINE
CONFIRMED-F-40s-DAWSON
CONFIRMED-M-40s-DOUGLAS
CONFIRMED-F-50s-DOUGLAS
CONFIRMED-F-50s-PLATTE
CONFIRMED-F-50s-COLFAX
CONFIRMED-F-50s-KIMBALL
CONFIRMED-F-50s-SARPY
CONFIRMED-F-60s-SARPY
CONFIRMED-F-60s-COLFAX
CONFIRMED-F-60s-MADISON
CONFIRMED-M-70s-BUTLER

Advice

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.

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