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H1N1 Update, June 4, 2009

Release Date: June 4, 2009
Contact: Renee McCoy, 919-733-9190

Another case of H1N1 flu was confirmed in North Carolina late yesterday evening, Wednesday, June 3, 2009. The case is in Wayne County. That brings Wednesday’s total of new cases to 7. As of 9:30 a.m. today, June 4, North Carolina has 30 confirmed cases of the novel H1N1 virus. Wednesday’s new cases: Craven - 1; Cumberland - 1; Johnston - 1; Mecklenburg - 1; Rockingham - 1, Wake – 1, Wayne – 1.

County-by-county confirmed H1N1 case counts:

Brunswick - 1
Buncombe - 1
Carteret - 2
Craven – 8
Cumberland - 1
Durham – 1
Johnston - 1
Mecklenburg - 2
New Hanover - 3
Onslow - 3
Orange – 2
Rockingham - 1
Rutherford - 1
Wake – 2
Wayne - 1

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

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or an 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,

and CDC recommendations.