Camp counselor contracts swine flu

June 24, 2009 4:41:00 AM PDT
A summer camp counselor in Chatham County has been diagnosed with Swine Flu.The Chatham County Health Department said the person has received medical care and is recovering at home.

The camp, which officials refuse to name, was cleaned and disinfected before the following week's camp started.

Families of kids that attended the camp have been notified.

More than a week ago, Boy Scouts reporting to camp in western North Carolina were screened for signs of Swine Flu after 10 Scouts who attended the camp, tested positive for the disease.

More than 130 North Carolinians have been diagnosed with Swine Flu. Forty-four of those cases are in the Triangle area.

So far, H1N1 has been mild. Health officials said they are worried it'll mutate into something more deadly.

Health experts have some tips to help slow the spread of the disease:

· Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub

· Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing

· Avoid close contact with those who are sick

· Stay at home if you are sick

Influenza-like symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people have reported diarrhea or vomiting associated with this virus.

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