For Immediate Release
Contact Dena Iverson
District of Columbia H1N1 Influenza Update
Seven Confirmed Cases, Three Probable Cases in the District
Washington, DC – The District of Columbia Department of Health (DOH) announced three additional cases of H1N1 influenza (swine flu) have been confirmed in the District. There are now seven confirmed cases of H1N1 in the District and three probable cases.
All of the confirmed cases were confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) lab. The three cases confirmed today are all students who were first announced as probable cases. Two are students at the George Washington University, all five of the cases sent in from the University have now been confirmed. The third case that was confirmed today is the student at Langdon Education Campus in northeast. All of the students have fully recovered and did not require hospitalization. There are three probable cases still waiting confirmation from the CDC. The probable cases have either fully recovered or are recovering well at home.
For information on the H1N1 influenza virus, residents can call the Mayor’s Citywide Call Center at 311 or visit the DOH website at doh.dc.gov/flu. Additional information about H1N1 is available at the CDC’s website www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/