Additional H1N1 Influenza Cases Confirmed In Chatham County
The Georgia Division of Public Health has confirmed additional cases of novel influenza A (H1N1) virus in the Coastal Health District (CHD). The CHD is comprised of Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh counties.
Four additional cases of novel H1N1 have been confirmed in Glynn County: a 36-year-old male; 14-year-old male; 12-year-old male; and 18-year-old female. Two cases have been confirmed in Camden County: a 4-year-old male and 9-year-old female.
This brings the total number of confirmed novel H1N1 cases for the Coastal Health District to eight.
The symptoms of novel H1N1 flu are similar to that of seasonal flu and include fever, lethargy, lack of appetite and coughing. Some people with novel H1N1 flu also have reported runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Flu viruses are spread mainly from person to person through coughing or sneezing of infected people. Sometimes people may become infected by touching something with flu viruses on it and then touching their mouth or nose.