May 29, 2009

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Three more cases of swine flu confirmed in Dutchess County

POUGHKEEPSIE -- Three adults have been confirmed as having contracted swine flu in Dutchess County, the health department reported Friday.

All of the patients were adults. The cases were mild and each person has recovered.

Earlier this week, two other cases of swine flu were confirmed.

County Health Commissioner Dr. Michael Caldwell repeated his call for residents to practice common sense strategies to reduce and control the spread of the infection. "Cover your cough, wash your hands, and stay home when you are sick - these are the best defense against flu infections."

Symptoms of the swine flu are similar to those of seasonal flu and include fever over 100 degrees, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people have also reported diarrhea and vomiting.

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