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H1N1 confirmed in Early County school system cluster

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By  Stephanie Springer  - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - H1N1 has been confirmed in the Early County cluster and that the cases are being treated as H1N1.

Dr. Jacqueline Grant, says there are a large number absentees in that school system due to the flu.

Health officials are still urging cleanliness to help avoid the flu.

"We know this virus is very infectious and that's why we've been trying to get the preventative measure out there, the importance of washing hands frequently with soap and water or alcohol based hand sanitizer, covering coughs and sneezes," said Dr. Jacqueline Grant, Public Health Director.

According to CDC guidelines, schools won't be closed for cases, unless absences of staff and students are very high.

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