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Rutherford County case pushes H1N1 cases to 12 in N.C.

Posted May 12, 2009
Updated May 22, 2009

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— North Carolina public health officials said Tuesday that the number of confirmed cases of the H1N1 virus has risen to 12 statewide.

The number was up one from Monday. The newest case was identified in Rutherford County. Seven cases are in Craven County and two each are in Onslow and Carteret counties.

There are no probable 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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  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT May 13, 2009

    "The newest case was identified in Rutherford County. Seven cases are in Craven County and two each are in Onslow and Carteret counties."

    The number 12 is actually high. The statement above would be more accurate if you replace each instance of the word "are" with the word "were". Most of the 12 are probably over their illness and are not carriers any longer. The real number we should be looking at is how many people "had" the virus at the same time. That would give us a better idea of how prevalent it is. But as you can see with the number of posts on this article, nobody gives a flip.

  • affirmativediversity May 13, 2009

    ohhhhh, I'm scared now...12 cases in North Carolina.

    Better hurry legislature surely there is an opportunity for you to grab more power and limit public assemblies or something?