Swine Flu update

News from Health, Posted on Thu, 04/30/2009 - 2:38pm

Cattaraugus County Health Department, announced the following updates regarding Swine FLU (H1N1):

  • CDC case definitions:

    • Suspected case of swine influenza A (H1N1) virus infection is a person with fever and cold-like symptoms with onset within 7 days of close contact with a person who is a confirmed case of swine influenza A (H1N1), or within 7 days of travel to a community either within the U.S. or internationally where there are one or more cases, or resides in a community where there are one or more confirmed cases

    • Probable case of swine influenza A (H1N1) virus infection is a person with high fever and cold-like symptoms who is positive for influenza A but negative for H1 and H3

    • Confirmed case of swine influenza A (H1N1) infection is defined as a person with fever and cold-like symptoms with lab confirmed swine influenza A (H1N1) infection at CDC by one or more tests


  • Monitoring continues for schools, colleges, and hospitals on a daily basis

  • Day care centers have been informed and educated

  • Information updates have been sent to all county employees as well as several agencies and organizations

  • Cattaraugus County’s web site is updated daily (www.cattco.org) with links to poster and other educational materials at the CDC

  • Director of Emergency Services/ Fire Coordinator, Chris Baker, has participated in all daily county briefings and NYS DOH conference calls

  • Dr. Witte and Ms. Hastings are consulting with Board of Health and with other key leaders at the county level to review current and future plans

More information

For further information and/or questions, in addition to the County web site at www.cattco.org, call the NYS Department of Health hot line toll-free number at 800-808-1987, or call the Cattaraugus County Health Department at 800-251-2584.

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Filed under: h1n1, influenza, swine flu

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