Tuesday, May 05, 2009
As of May 4, 2009 the Brazos County Health Department has received seven results from samples submitted to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Laboratory. Six of these results were negative for the H1N1 virus and one was highly probable for the H1N1 virus.
As the health department continues a high level of surveillance for the H1N1 virus, and as we anticipate continuous spread of the virus globally, we will inevitably find the virus in Brazos County.
The H1N1 virus continues to show mild to moderate flu like symptoms in majority of the confirmed cases.
The health department continues to reinforce response measures to avoid the spread of the flu.
- Stay home when you are sick and avoid close contact with others to prevent spreading illness to others.
- Cough or sneeze into the bend of your elbow or a tissue and properly dispose of used tissues.
- Wash hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and warm water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
The Brazos County Health Department will continue to work closely with the Brazos County Emergency Management Agency, school officials and all governmental agencies to ensure advice correlates with DSHS and CDC guidelines.
For more information, visit www.brazoshealth.org or www.texasflu.org.
(News media: for more information contact Sara Mendez, PIO, at (979) 361-4440.)
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