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H1N1 virus steers clear of southwest Georgia

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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - There's good news in southwest Georgia when it comes to the swine flu virus, all of southwest Georgia's H-1N-1 specimens have tested negative. 

Health officials said all 19 specimens sent from the 14 county health district showed no signs of the virus, but that doesn't mean local residents should drop their guard. The disease is continuing to spread worldwide and Georgia has four confirmed and 14 probable cases.

While flu season is just about over in southwest Georgia, you should still cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze and wash your hands with soap and water frequently.

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