More Nevada swine flu cases possible, state says
April 29, 2009
Nevada could see more cases of the swine flu in addition to the the first case reported in Washoe County this morning, according to the Nevada State Health Division.
A 2-year-old girl outside Reno was the first person in Nevada diagnosed with respiratory disease, according to a health division representative.
The flu has affected over 90 people in 10 states since its outbreak earlier this month.
One boy in Texas has died from the disease.
Martha Framsted of the state health division said the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed this morning the girl had swine flu.
Framsted did not name the girl but said she has not been hospitalized.
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No other cases have been reported in the state, she said. Other cases have been reported in neighboring states, however, with 14 in California and one in Arizona.
“We would not be surprised if we have more cases,” Framsted said.
Anyone who has signs of the flu or who is sick should stay inside, she said. People should also wash their hands frequently as a precaution, she said.
Symptoms of the flu include fever, lethargy, lack of appetite and coughing, according to the CDC. Some people with swine flu also have reported runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
– The Associated Press contributed to this story.