A 4-year-old child from Londonderry and a 10-year-old from Nashua are the latest confirmed cases of H1N1 (swine) flu, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday. DPHS is investigating both of these cases.
Through Tuesday afternoon, the DHHS Public Health Labs have completed testing on 845 samples. Of these, 801 tested negative for seasonal flu and H1N1, 22 samples tested positive for seasonal flu, and 22 tested positive for H1N1.
The 22 confirmed cases include a Derry resident (no age given), two Concord Hospital employees, two Upper Valley residents (one age 7), two Kearsarge High School students, a 15-year-old New Hampton student, a 3-year-old from greater Nashua area, two 13-year-old Nashua residents, one 12-year-old Nashua resident, another Nashua resident, a Rochester resident, a 10-year-old Bedford resident, a Hudson resident, two 11-year-old Keene residents, another Keene resident, an adult from the Greater Salem area and the two latest cases.
DHHS wants to remind everyone to stay home from work or school if you feel sick; cover your mouth and nose with your sleeve when you cough or sneeze; and wash your hands. These steps can help prevent the spread of illness.
For questions about H1N1, possible symptoms, travel information, or other issues related to this illness residents can call 1-888-330-6764 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. daily. For more information on H1N1 flu, visit www.dhhs.nh.gov or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at www.cdc.gov/H1N1flu.