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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                 Connecticut Department of Public Health

April 30, 2009                                               Contact: William Gerrish

                                                                     (860) 509-7270

 

 

HartfordThe Department of Public Health (DPH) has identified a probable case of swine flu in an adult resident of Glastonbury.  The specimen received indicates that the resident has non-subtypeable Influenza A, which means that the virus is not regular seasonal influenza.  The specimen is being forwarded to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to determine if the virus is swine flu. 

 

This case brings the total number of probable cases in Connecticut to six.  No confirmed cases have been identified in Connecticut.  All cases are recovering and did not require hospitalization. 

 

Earlier today Governor Rell announced that the department identified two students at Fairfield University as probable cases for swine flu.  The probable cases involve two students at Fairfield University.  Neither of the cases involved recent travel. 

 

DPH is still awaiting results from the CDC to confirm if previously reported probable cases are swine flu. 

 

The DPH continues to ask residents to take precautions to prevent getting the flu or spreading it by staying home from work or school if they are sick, washing their hands frequently, and coughing into their sleeve or a tissue. 

 

For more information on swine flu:

 

 

The Connecticut Department of Public Health is the state’s leader in public health policy and advocacy with a mission to protect and promote the health and safety of the people of our state.  To contact the department, please visit its website at www.ct.gov/dph or call (860) 509-7270.

 

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