Fort reports 3 more flu cases

Thursday, July 16, 2009 9:42 AM
Last updated 9:46 AM
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Three more cases of novel influenza A H1N1 virus at Fort Gordon have been confirmed.

A 50-year-old retiree was examined and tested on July 2 at Eisenhower Army Medical Center, received antiviral treatment and recovered at home, according to a post news release.

A 21-year-old soldier was examined and tested July 4 and was not given medication.

A 16-year-old family member was seen on July 4 and was sent home to recover.

None were hospitalized and all three have fully recovered, the release said.

The tests were confirmed Wednesday by the Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine laboratory in San Antonio.

State and local public health departments have been notified.

The latest cases bring the total number of H1N1 cases at the Army post to 11.

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thereishope 07/16/09 - 10:15 am
they should just close the

they should just close the gates! let nobody out of there. to weird, no cases in Augusta!....mmmhh

Callisto 07/16/09 - 11:02 am
Most folks with the sniffles

Most folks with the sniffles don't seek medical care. The fact that we get "free" treatment and testing at EAMC is the reason for this. Notice NOBODY from Fort Gordon has been hospitalized or suffered any lingering effects. However, this non-story continues because most servicemembers, their dependents and retirees actually go to the doctor before their symptoms become serious, unlike most of the civilian population.

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