More swine flu cases confirmed in Del.

May 6, 2009 10:54:11 AM PDT
Delaware reported five new confirmed cases of swine flu on Wednesday, bringing the total number to 38.The five new cases are:

A 16-year-old from Wilmington
A 14-year-old from Wilmington
A 10-year-old from Wilmington
A 24-year-old from Lewis
A 24-year-old from Milford

At this time there are no known hospitalizations.

All of the patients are reporting mild symptoms and are recovering after medical treatment.

The two in Sussex County are the first there.

The Delaware Division of Public Health lab is now confirming cases in its own facility, and turnaround time is less than 24 hours.

Officials add, they are now treating swine flu cases like any other flu virus. They are only recommending antiviral treatment for those considered high risk because of age or other medical conditions.

According to Dr. Rattay, Director of the Delaware Division of Public Health, the median age of those infected seems to be 16.


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