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Another Suspected Flu Case in D.C. Student

The District's health department announced last night that another flu case is suspected in a localstudent.

The student attends the Langdon Education Campus, in northeast Washington, and is recovering at home.

The school was sanitized overnight and will not be closed. The student will stay home until symptoms subside. Explanatory letters will be sent home with students today.

The case is the second involving a student at a District public school. A teacher at a District parochial school may also be infected.

The Langdon case brings the number of probable cases in the District to eight.
A ninth has been confirmed.

Even as the new case cropped up, officials around the area are scaling back on heightened swine flu measures

Montgomery County’s Public Health Information Line, opened April 28 in response to the outbreak, has closed.

Callers to the hotline (240-777-4200) will hear a recorded message directing them to the County’s website or their health care provider for more information.

Maryland health officials now say tests are finding more old-fashioned flu cases, than swine flu cases.

So far Maryland has logged 21 confirmed cases, 2 suspected but not confirmed by testing, and 2 probable but not confirmed by testing.


Virginia officials report 14 confirmed cases and now recommend that doctors test only those who are hospitalized, pregnant, elderly or younger than five.


_ Ann Marimow and Ashley Halsey

By Michael E. Ruane  |  May 8, 2009; 10:28 AM ET
 
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This entry reports that DC has nine confirmed cases. But the CDC table (http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/update.htm#statetable) reports just one case. Which is it, nine or one?

Posted by: d7s0 | May 8, 2009 11:47 AM | Report abuse

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