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H1N1 Daily Update

Release Date: May 7, 2009
Contact: Renee McCoy, 919-733-9190

RALEIGH — As of 3pm Thursday, North Carolina has 7 confirmed cases of the novel H1N1 virus. Currently there are 4 cases are in Craven County, 2 cases are in Onslow County, and 1 case is in Carteret County.

There are no probable cases under investigation at this time. The probable cases from Wake County and Buncombe County tested negative for the H1N1 virus.

As of  3 p.m. today, the State Laboratory of Public Health in North Carolina has processed 534 specimens. 476 specimens have tested negative, 55 specimens are pending. 

Everyone should take these everyday steps to protect your health and lessen the spread of this new virus:

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Stay home if you are sick for 7 days after your symptoms begin or until you have been symptom-free for 24 hours, whichever is longer. This is to keep from infecting others and spreading the virus further.
  • Follow local public health advice regarding school closures, avoiding crowds and other social distancing measures based on illness in specific communities.

For additional information and the latest updates, go to the N.C. DHHS website.

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