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H1N1 Update, May 29, 2009

Release Date: May 29, 2009
Contact: Renee McCoy, 919-733-9190

As of 11 a.m.Friday, May 29, 2009, North Carolina has 21 confirmed cases of the novel H1N1 virus. The most recent cases were confirmed in Buncombe County (1 case), Onslow County (1 case), and Orange County (1 case) this morning.

County-by-County Case Breakdown:

1 case Buncombe County; 1 case Brunswick County; 2 cases Carteret County; 7 cases Craven County; 1 case Durham County; 3 cases New Hanover County; 3 cases Onslow County; 2 cases Orange County; 1 case Rutherford County.

The following information can help residents prevent transmission of the novel H1N1 influenza.

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid close contact with those who are sick.
  • Stay at home if you are sick.

Influenza-like symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people have reported diarrhea or vomiting associated with this virus.

For additional information and the latest updates, see the N.C. DHHS web site.

CDC Recommendations are posted at




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