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The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services reports no new confirmed cases of H1N1 flu New Jersey residents today (May 4).
There are also no new probable cases of H1N1 flu.
Currently, there are 7 confirmed cases and one probable case of H1N1 flu in
The next case update will occur tomorrow about 4 p.m.
The fact that we have not seen an increase in confirmed or probable cases over the last few days is good news but we are not out of the woods yet, said Health and Senior Services Commissioner Heather Howard.
The illness is spread when a symptomatic person coughs sneezes or has other contact with a well person.
Commissioner Howard continues to urge all
Washing your hands frequently and thoroughly
Covering coughs and sneezes
Staying home from work or school if you are sick
The Department has opened up a 24-hour toll-free information line for both the general public and healthcare providers. This number is 1-866-321-9571. Since opening Wednesday, the center has received nearly 2,600 calls.
Swine influenza is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza viruses that cause regular outbreaks in pigs. People do not normally get swine influenza, but human infections can and do happen.
The symptoms of swine flu in people are similar to the symptoms of regular human flu and include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people have reported diarrhea and vomiting. Severe illness (pneumonia and respiratory failure) and deaths have been associated with swine flu in people, especially in
For more information on H1N1 Influenza, visit www.cdc.gov/swineflu or www.nj.gov/health.
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P. O. Box 360, Trenton, NJ 08625-0360