First H1N1 flu case confirmed in Placer |

First H1N1 flu case confirmed in Placer

PLACER COUNTY ” Placer County has its first documented case of H1N1 flu, previously referred to as the swine flu.

According to a release by the county, officials received notification late Saturday of the result of confirmatory testing by the California Department of Public Health.

The patient, who is 58 and lives in Roseville, experienced a mild illness and has recovered fully. The patient sought medical treatment, and remained at home for the recommended seven days. The medical provider took appropriate precautions during the patient’s visit to assure that no staff or other patients were exposed. There were no contacts with other people during the contagious period.

“This patient did an outstanding job of protecting others from getting the flu, as did the private care provider,” said Dr. Mark Starr, Director, Placer County Community Health.

To ask questions in English or Spanish about H1N1 flu, call the State of California’s flu hotline, 1-888-865-0564, which is answered 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends. During other hours there will be a recorded message.

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