FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                  Connecticut Department of Public Health

May 22, 2009                                                Contact: William Gerrish

                                                                       (860) 509-7270



Hartford – The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) today confirmed 10 new cases of novel H1N1 influenza (swine flu) among Connecticut residents.


Positive results for H1N1 flu were confirmed today at the department’s Public Health Laboratory for residents of Darien (2), Norwalk, Redding, Seymour, Tolland, Wallingford, Waterbury, and Wilton (2).


A total of 112 confirmed cases have now been identified among Connecticut residents. Among the 112 cases, ages range from 3 to 56 (average 17 years); 54 are female and 58 are male.  Cases are from the following counties: Fairfield, 78; Hartford, 10; Litchfield, 1; Middlesex, 2; New Haven, 17; New London, 2; and Tolland, 2.


Laboratory-confirmed cases represent only a fraction of the likely number of cases in the state because many persons with mild symptoms do not seek care from a doctor or hospital but recover at home. No hospitalizations or deaths related to the novel H1N1 virus have been reported to the Department. 


Cases have been confirmed in the following towns: Bolton (1), Bridgeport (1), Danbury (2), Darien (13), Derby (1), Easton (9), Fairfield (12), Glastonbury (1), Granby (1), Greenwich (5), Hamden (1), Hartford (1), Manchester (4), Middlefield (1), New Haven (1), North Branford (1), North Granby (1), Norwalk (2), Old Saybrook (2), Pawcatuck (1), Redding (3), Ridgefield (17), Seymour (1), Southbury (2), Stamford (3), Stratford (1), Tolland (1), Trumbull (1), Wallingford (1), Waterbury (9), West Hartford (1), Westport (2), Wethersfield (1), Wilton (7) and Woodbury (1).


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 or sneezing into their sleeve or a tissue.


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