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Officials Report 18 New Swine Flu Cases in Mississippi

May 29, 2009
 
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This week, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reported 18 new cases of H1N1 swine flu, bringing the states total number of cases to 26. The new cases are in Jackson (7), Harrison (6), Lamar (2), Forrest (1), Union (1) and Lauderdale (1) counties.

According to State Epidemiologist Dr. Mary Currier, H1N1 swine flu responds well to traditional anti-viral medications. The very young, the elderly, pregnant women and the chronically ill may be at higher risk for complications.

Prevention is the best method of protection, and Mississippians are encouraged to take the following precautions to reduce the risk of contracting H1N1 swine flu and other flu-like illnesses: wash your hands frequently, cough or sneeze into your sleeve, and avoid close contact with those who are sick. If you are ill, stay home until you are well, unless you need to see a doctor, in which case call first to prevent possible transmission in the doctors waiting area.

For more information on H1N1 swine flu, visit the MSDH website at www.HealthyMS.com or call the toll-free MSDH flu hotline at 1-877-222-9FLU. The hotline hours have been shortened to 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except state holidays. To receive updates on Twitter, visit the MSDH H1N1 swine flu page to sign up as a follower.


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Last reviewed on May 29, 2009
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