The Baltimore Sun and WBAL today report that there is a man in Harford County who is believed to have a probable case of the H1N1 virus — formerly known as the swine flu. As of today, there are 15 probable cases in the state of Maryland. None are confirmed, the Sun says, because of a testing backlog at the CDC in Atlanta. The story also says that the illness’ spread seems to be slowing, but experts said to continue to be vigilant about washing hands and preventing the spread of germs.
The Dagger Press reports that Harford County officials are preparing a public statement on our local swine flu case: http://www.daggerpress.com/2009/05/03/swine-flu-hits-harford-local-adult-has-probable-case-of-h1n1-virus/
Click here to read the Sun story: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/health/bal-md.flu03may03,0,6876621.story
Click here to read the WBAL story: http://wbal.com/apps/news/templates/story.aspx?articleid=26432&zoneid=2
Click here to read a previous BANV post on the Harford County Public Schools’ swine flu tips: http://belairnewsandviews.blogspot.com/2009/04/swine-flu-tips-from-harford-county.html