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Third Confirmed Swine Flu Case In Onslow County

There's another confirmed case of swine flu in Eastern Carolina.

The latest case is from Onslow County, that being confirmed Friday by the CDC. Onslow County had the state's first case of swine flu, and with the latest case now has three people with the virus.

"The Onslow County case had a travel history to New York over the Memorial Day holiday. Like most of the other North Carolina residents diagnosed with the illness, this individual has been placed on antiviral medications, is recovering at home, and has not been hospitalized," says county health director George O'Daniel.

The health director says the family has been told to remain at home and not attend school or work to prevent further spread of the illness.

The State Health Department says there are now 21 confirmed cases in the state, seven of those in Craven County and two others in Carteret County.


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