NH DHHS - Tuesday, May 12, 2009 H1N1 Update

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) announced this afternoon another New Hampshire resident has been diagnosed with H1N1 (swine) influenza. The newly confirmed case is a 7-year-old from the Upper Valley. The child is doing well and recovering at home. DPHS has conducted an investigation and anyone who may have been exposed to the illness has been identified.


Summary of New Hampshire Cases as of May 12, 2009


Seventeen cases of H1N1 Confirmed in New Hampshire


Concord Hospital employee

Second Concord Hospital employee

Upper Valley resident

3-year-old from greater Nashua area

18-year-old Kearsarge High School student

15-year-old New Hampton student

13-year-old Nashua resident (attends school in Massachusetts)

19-year-old Kearsarge High School student

Second 13-year-old Nashua resident

Derry resident

Rochester resident

10-year-old Bedford resident

Nashua resident

Hudson resident

11-year-old Keene resident

12-year-old Nashua resident (attends school out of state)

7-year-old Upper Valley resident

Samples tested

Through Tuesday afternoon, the DHHS Public Health Labs completed testing on 709 samples. Of these, 671 tested negative for seasonal flu and H1N1, 21samples tested positive for seasonal flu, and 17 tested positive for H1N1.


DHHS wants to remind everyone to stay home from work or school if you feel sick; cover your mouth and nose with your sleeve when you cough or sneeze; and wash your hands. These steps can help prevent the spread of illness.


For questions about H1N1, possible symptoms, travel information, or other issues related to this illness residents can call 1-888-330-6764 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. daily. For more information on H1N1 flu, visit www.dhhs.nh.gov or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at www.cdc.gov/H1N1flu.