FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 21, 2009
As of Friday, July 17, 1009, the Southern Nevada Health District reports the following information regarding novel H1N1 case counts in Clark County:
As the summer progresses, the health district’s influenza surveillance program is receiving fewer reports of seasonal influenza infection, therefore a majority of positive influenza results continue to be novel H1N1. Three patients remained hospitalized.
*This number represents Clark County residents only. In early June, the health district reported the death of a hospitalized patient who was a resident of another state.
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