County’s 2nd ‘Swine Flu’ Case Confirmed
A second case of H1N1 influenza, commonly known as swine flu, has been confirmed in Oneida County, just one week after it was reported that an area adolescent had recovered from the virus before his test results were known.
Oneida County Health Department officials received confirmation from the New York State Wadsworth Laboratory that the sample submitted for a child presenting flu-like symptoms has tested positive for the H1N1 virus.
- Frequent and through hand washing with soap and water. When soap and water is not available an alcohol-based hand cleaner is recommended.
- Cover all coughs and sneezes with a tissue or forearm – never use your hand.
- Avoid touching your eyes, mouth or nose with your hands.
- Avoid contact with people presenting flu-like symptoms
- Stay home from work or school if you experience flu-like illness including a cough, sneezing, sore throat or fever, and remain home for 24 hours after you are ‘symptom free’.