First Case of Novel H1N1 (Swine Flu) in Vermont Confirmed

For Immediate Release: May 9, 2009
Media Contact: Communication Office
Vermont Department of Health
802-863-7281

BURLINGTON - The Vermont Department of Health has confirmed the state's first case of influenza A (H1N1).

A clinical sample from an Orleans County adult was confirmed as positive for novel H1N1 Influenza A (or swine flu) by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention in Atlanta.

The individual was not hospitalized and is recovering well.

Vermont becomes the 43rd state in the nation (includes the District of Columbia) to report a laboratory confirmed case of swine flu. As of May 8, CDC is reporting 1,639 confirmed cases and two deaths nationwide.

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Vermonters are urged to continue to take the following precautions to avoid spreading illness:

Extensive information about H1N1 swine flu or other health concerns is available at the Health Department's website: www.healthvermont.gov or dial 2-1-1.

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