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H1N1 Daily Update

Release Date: May 6, 2009
Contact: Renee McCoy, 919-733-9190

RALEIGH —  As of 3pm, Wednesday May 6, 2009, North Carolina is reporting seven confirmed cases and one probable case of H1N1 Influenza virus in our state.

Confirmed cases:  2 – Onslow County, 4 – Craven County, 1– Carteret County.  One new probable case is reported in Buncombe County. The Wake County case has been removed from the list as inconclusive.

  • Everyone should take these everyday steps to protect your health and lessen the spread of this new virus:
    • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
    • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
    • Stay home if you are sick for 7 days after your symptoms begin or until you have been symptom-free for 24 hours, whichever is longer. This is to keep from infecting others and spreading the virus further.
  • Follow local public health advice regarding school closures, avoiding crowds and other social distancing measures based on illness in specific communities.

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

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