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Consistent with changes being made by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) will update the H1N1 influenza case count weekly—rather than daily effective today, June 10.
“Now that H1N1 influenza is present in all regions of
“For other patients, testing is not needed because it does not change how a doctor would manage the person's care. People at high risk for complications from flu -- whether it's H1N1 or another type --may require treatment with antiviral medications and closer observation," Dr. Walsh explained.
States are now reporting case counts to the CDC on Wednesdays so the DHSS H1N1 influenza website will be updated weekly beginning on Wednesday, June 10.
“When this novel virus was first detected in the
The Department expects to see additional cases of H1N1 influenza. Samples arrive for testing daily and results are added to the website as they are determined to meet the CDC case definition for confirmed or probable cases.
There are currently 226 confirmed cases in 18 counties in
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