Second positive case of H1N1 Flu in Lubbock County - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/22/09

Second positive case of H1N1 Flu in Lubbock County

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Posted by Karin Slyker | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A second case of H1N1 flu has been confirmed in Lubbock County.  The case is a relative of the child that was the County's first positive case.  This second case was already being treated for flu-like symptoms, and is staying at home during this time.  A healthcare professional has notified the family of the diagnosis of H1N1 Flu.

Nancy Haney, Director of the Lubbock Health Department, said, "Because of the nature of the first case, we expected this case to be positive.  We encourage people to not panic and take precautions for this mild strain of influenza."

The Lubbock Health Department continues to advise everyone to take the following precautions to prevent the spread of any illness:

  • Wash hands frequently and thoroughly for at least 20 seconds using soap and warm water especially before handling food, after touching potentially contaminated surfaces, and after being around someone who may be sick.
  • If soap and water are not available, alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
  • Cough or sneeze into a facial tissue (then dispose of tissue) or into your shirt sleeve if a tissue is not available.
  • Stay home if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms to prevent spreading the illness to others, or seek medical attention if your symptoms worsen.  Due to overcrowding at emergency rooms, please visit your private physician or an urgent care clinic before trying the emergency room.
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