20 May

From the City of Lubbock:

Positive Case of H1N1 Flu in Region 1

One case of H1N1 flu has been confirmed in Lubbock County.  The case is a small child, less than five years old (not school age).  A healthcare professional has notified the family of the diagnosis of H1N1 Flu.  The child has been treated with Tamiflu and is recovering at home.

The Lubbock Health Department continues to advise everyone to take the following precautions to prevent the spread of any illness:

Wash hands frequently and thoroughly for at least 20 seconds using soap and warm water especially before handling food, after touching potentially contaminated surfaces, and after being around someone who may be sick.
If soap and water are not available, alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
Cough or sneeze into a facial tissue (then dispose of tissue) or into your shirt sleeve if a tissue is not available.
Stay home if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms to prevent spreading the illness to others, or seek medical attention if your symptoms worsen.  Due to overcrowding at emergency rooms, please visit your private physician or an urgent care clinic before trying the emergency room.

So there ya go. Glad the kid is doing okay. Panic if you must.


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