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Swine Flu in Toombs Co
Thursday, 20 August 2009

August 20--  Public health officials say they have confirmed the first case of "swine flu" in Toombs County. 

According to Roger Naylor with the Southeast Health District in Waycross, the Toombs case brings to 16 which have been confirmed in the sixteen southeast Georgia counties which make up the district.

Naylor says the symptoms are similar to regular seasonal flu and he's urging people to take simple precautions including frequent handwashing with soap and water, using a tissue to cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, and if you get sick, stay at home.  Wait until you are fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medicine before returning to work or school.

He reports the Toombs County Health Department is working with local school systems to monitor flu activity in the county. 

 
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