US Navy Updates Confirmed Cases of H1N1 (Swine Flu) to 320
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WASHINGTON, June 24, 2009 -- The U.S. Navy updated its confirmed cases of H1N1 influenza June 23 to 320 sailors, of which 263 have returned to duty.
"Although the cases of H1N1 continue to increase, the effects of this illness are rather mild," said Cmdr. Steven Jeffs, chief of the BUMED Medical Operations Center. "Due to the relatively short duration of the illness, the vast majority of our Sailors have already returned to duty.
The Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED), the headquarters for Navy medicine, continues to monitor the health of the force to ensure necessary precautions are being taken to educate and safeguard Sailors, civilian personnel and family members.
Additional information on the H1N1 influenza is available at:
- The Center of Disease Control website: www.cdc.gov/flu/swine or call 1-800-CDC-INFO
- The Department of Defense website: www.dod.mil/pandemicflu.
- The Department of Health and Human Services website: http://www.pandemicflu.gov/.
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