2nd Augusta flu case negative; no local patients test positive

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 10:34 AM
Last updated 4:54 PM
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A second suspected Augusta case of novel influenza A H1N1 has turned out to be negative, the Georgia Division of Public Health announced today.

The suspected case was in a 45-year-old military man from Richmond County. Because the military sends all of its suspected flu cases for Texas for testing, it was unclear where the man was currently stationed, Georgia health officials have said. Another suspected military case in a 41-year-old Columbia County man turned out to be negative last week.

The state now has eight confirmed cases, six in Henry County, along with seven other probable cases there. All are associated with Eagles Landing Christian Academy, around which the state is currently conducting a cluster investigation The state has 10 probable cases overall.

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Barf Obama
Barf Obama 05/13/09 - 05:21 pm
Last week I was in bed for

Last week I was in bed for several days with what seemed like the flu. Years ago I went through a very hard case of the Hong Kong flu and was in bed for 2 weeks. Last week I went to a local hosp and told the clerk I was getting over the flu and needed to see a doctor about my throat hurting. Was told to have a seat in the waiting room which was like a refrigerator. I waited for a full hour coughing and hacking the whole time. I started getting sick again and told the clerk I was getting sick and needed to get out of that cold room so I was going home. So I left and went home and got back in bed. I hope I didn't make anyone sick. I could have been isolated because there was a chance I had this new swine flu. So much for health care...

WHYNOTPRAYER 05/14/09 - 02:04 pm
The cold air was to keep the

The cold air was to keep the bugs under contrlol. I'm surprise that they let you sit there coughing and hacking a full hour.

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