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Thomas County confirms another H1N1 case

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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A Thomas County 10-year old is the fourth person in southwest Georgia with a confirmed case of the H1N1 virus.

There are now three confirmed cases in Thomas County.

A 17-year old boy from Sumter County also tested positive.

Friday, health officials said they weren't surprised by the new case and expect to see more in our area. In fact, Dr. Craig Smith suspected a case here in Dougherty County, but said the it wasn't confirmed because the patient had such mild symptoms. Doctors remind you to wash your hands frequently during the day or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer.

If you have a fever of 100 or greater you should stay home and always cover your cough or sneeze.

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