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Eleven cases of H1N1 virus confirmed in N.C.

Posted May 11, 2009

— North Carolina public health officials said Monday that the number of confirmed cases of the H1N1 virus has risen to 11 statewide.

The number was up two from Friday. Seven cases are in Craven County and two each are in Onslow and Carteret counties.

There are no probably cases of the virus, also known as swine flu, that are under investigation, officials said.

More than 1,600 cases of H1N1 have shown up in 43 states and caused two deaths in Texas, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The World Health Organization said about 2,500 cases of the virus have been reported in 25 countries.


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  • MomOfTwins May 13, 2009

    hereandnow99, again you don't get H1N1 from eating pork, so the answer is not to stop eating it. And the animals are not crammed into crowded, unhealthy pens because people eat pork. The animals are in that situation because the people who eat pork want to eat cheap pork, and cramming more animals into an area allows more animals to be raised which allows for cheaper prices for the end consumer. The solution to H1N1 is not to stop eating pork, the food industry needs an overhaul and people need to practice common sense to protect themselves like thorough handwashing- the majority of cases of H1N1 never came into contact with a pig.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU May 12, 2009

    MomOfTwins, actually you get the flu because animals are crammed in unhealthy pens in massive numbers BECAUSE people eat them. Without the demand...no pigs...no flu. No kidding.

    miked6500, it's a flu that kills humans. And, the Avian Flu has a *much* higher mortality rate. Oh, and it's transmitted through the air. Still apathetic?

  • miked6500 May 12, 2009

    It`s just the flu...let`s move on.

  • 27615 May 12, 2009

    wow....eleven! The world's ending ahhhhhhh

  • bstearne May 12, 2009

    MomOfTwins - You can't get it from cooked pork, but probably from raw pork. Of course if a person eats raw pork they have other issues. :-)

  • MomOfTwins May 12, 2009

    are you serious hereandnow99? You don't get H1N1 from eating pork.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU May 12, 2009

    If people didn't eat pigs, there'd be no swine flu. ...same for avian (bird) flu.

  • affirmativediversity May 11, 2009

    So how much have these 11 cases of the flu cost the taxpayers of NC so far?

    I'd like to know if I'm getting my money's worth!