The first area case of H1N1 is confirmed

The first area case of H1N2 is confirmed.

The Amarillo Department of Public Health announced today the first lab confirmed report of H1N1 flu in a Randall county resident.

Public health officials tell us the person was not hospitalized and has recovered fully.

As of July 24th, Texas Health officials have identified more than 5,000 cases and 27 deaths related to the H1N1 virus.

That number jumps to almost 44,000 nationwide and 302 deaths.

Experts will meet soon to address the issues of continued planning for the possibility of a more severe outbreak this fall.

Emergency preparedness leaders, health and school officials, and healthcare experts are preparing to exchange prepardness and response efforts.

They hope this will improve global communication coordination and collaboration.

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