Del. reports season's 1st flu case

November 4, 2008 3:58:24 AM PST
State health officials are reporting Delaware's first laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza for this flu season. Division of Public Health officials say a 6-year-old child from New Castle County was confirmed with type B influenza on Friday. A 26-year-old Wilmington resident also has been confirmed with the flu, with test results on the strain pending.

Since Sept. 28, one-fourth of the 56 lab-confirmed cases of influenza nationwide were influenza B viruses similar to Delaware's case.

Recent national reports indicate a low level of influenza activity across the United States.

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Information from: The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal, http://www.delawareonline.com

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