Thursday, April 30, 2009

Georgia Confirms First Case of Swine Flu

From Chief of Police Brandon Perkins, Tyrone via email update:


Georgia Public Health just completed a press conference advising that
Georgia has now confirmed its first case of H1N1 infection. The
patient is a 30 year old female who recently returned from Cancun. She
is a resident of Kentucky and was traveling in Georgia when her
symptoms appeared. She is being treated in the LaGrange area. GPH did
not advise on her condition or prognosis.

GPH continues to advise Georgians to maintain normal precautionary
habits to include regular hand washing, covering your mouth and nose
when coughing or sneezing, and refrain from touching your
eyes/nose/mouth. You are further advised to seek medical attention as
soon as possible if you experience any symptoms of infection. Symptoms
include: fever, cough, body aches, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.
Georgians are also advised to stay home from work or school if any of
these symptoms are present until receiving clearance by a doctor.

I plan to participate in another conference call with GPH and our
region's EMA Directors at 2pm. I will post more information at that
time if anything changes.

Further information on H1N1 can be found at:


1 comment:

Andreafromfayette said...

It's such a shame that the border was not closed when the first cases were confirmed. It's also wrong for our Government to put economic implications above our health.