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UH STUDENT IDENTIFIED AS 6TH CONFIRMED H1N1 PATIENT IN HAWAII

May 8, 2009, 4:30 PM HST
* Updated May 11, 12:30 PM
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UH STUDENT IDENTIFIED AS 6TH CONFIRMED H1N1 PATIENT IN HAWAII

(Updated 4:30 p.m. May 8, 2009)

The Hawai’i State Department of Health (DOH) today confirmed one additional case of novel H1N1 Influenza A (swine flu) in an adult resident of Oahu. The individual is a student at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa and school officials have been notified. The individual had no history of recent travel and is recovering at home.

State health director Dr. Chiyome Fukino said, “It is not unusual for us to find additional cases of novel H1N1 Influenza A as this nationwide outbreak continues.”

The numbers are not as important at this point as the severity of the illness and recovery of the cases,” said Fukino.

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The next update on confirmed cases from the DOH will be issued on Monday morning by the state Department of Health.

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(Posted by Wendy OSHER © 2009)

SWINE FLU UPDATE:  STATE TOTAL NOW STANDS AT 5

(Posted:  May 8, 2009 @ 10:30 a.m.)

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Two more cases of the swine flu have been confirmed in Hawaii, bringing the total state count to five.  All confirmed cases are on the island of Oahu, but the most recent confirmations involve residents who hadn’t traveled recently outside of the state.  The State Department of Health has since advised doctors that testing for the H1N1 virus is urged for all suspected cases of influenza.  The latest count from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists 1639 cases in 43 states.

(Posted by Wendy OSHER © 2009)

Click here for link to updates from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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