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Southwest Public Health District issues Flu update

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The Southwest Health District reports the following H1-N1 flu data as of 10:30 a.m. Wednesday:

  • No new Georgia cases of Swine Flu H1N1 virus have been reported by the state or CDC.
  • Southwest Health District has no confirmed cases of Swine Flu H1N1.
  • Southwest Health has not received any new results back on specimens shipped to the State Public Health lab for testing.
  • New guidelines released by the CDC for K-12 schools no longer recommend automatic 14-day closures. To see the new guidelines, go to www.southwestgeorgiapublichealth.org and click on the CDC Swine Flu widget or go to the CDC's web page, www.cdc.org, and follow its Swine Flu H1N1 links.
  • Southwest Health District has assisted in distributing viral transport kits for specimens to health departments, along with all other materials being made available by state and federal authorities.
  • Southwest Health District's Emergency Operations Center continues to monitor Swine Flu H1N1-related activities, to respond to inquiries from partner agencies and individuals and to post regular updates on our web page.
  • Southwest Health District understands that new specimens are being collected for testing within the district and that we may receive them for shipment to the state lab today.
  • More information on H1N1 is available from the toll-free information line, 1-888-899-9788, or by going online to www.southwestgeorgiapublichealth.org or. www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/.