Categorized | H1N1 Flu (swine flu), Health

Two new Oahu novel H1N1 Flu cases, Hawaii total now 73

Media releases compiled by Baron Sekiya/Hawaii247.com

The Department of Health reported two new confirmed cases of novel H1N1 Flu today (May 28). The two Oahu cases brings the state’s total to 73 which includes two on the Big Island and one in Maui County.

To date, the Department of Health (DOH) has investigated and conducted case follow-up for over 800 individuals tested for Influenza A. The DOH State Laboratories Division currently conducts subtype testing on approximately 60-80 Influenza A positive specimens each work day, and between 5-10% of specimens have been positive for novel H1N1 Influenza A of swine origin. The remaining cases are seasonal flu.

As of 5 a.m. HST May 27 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 7,927 confirmed cases in 48 states and 11 deaths.

The World Health Organization reports as of 8 p.m. HST May 26, 48 countries have officially reported 13,398 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection, including 95 deaths.

Hawaii State Department of Health: hawaii.gov/health/about/H1N1.h…

Centers for Disease Control: www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/

World Health Organization: www.who.int/en/

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