cases of H1N1 flu reported as of 10 a.m. Friday
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SPRINGFIELD -- Officials with
the Illinois Department of Public Health report that as of 10 a.m.
Friday, there were three confirmed cases of H1N1 (swine flu) and 51
probable cases reported in Illinois. The breakdown by counties and
the city of Chicago, as well as the most up-to-date information, can
be found at
"The confirmation of these cases was expected and we do anticipate
more. There is no need to be alarmed," said Dr. Damon T. Arnold,
Illinois Department of Public Health director. "We have repositioned
antiviral medications and medical supplies at hospitals and local
health departments across the state so if and when they are needed,
they will be readily available."
IDPH again reminds people to take precautions to stay healthy by
following the three "C's":
Clean -- Properly
wash your hands frequently.
Cover -- Cover your
cough and sneeze.
Contain -- Contain your germs by
staying home if you are sick.
For more information, go to
Illinois Department of Public Health
file received from the
Illinois Office of
Communication and Information]