From Our 2009 Archives
Swine Flu Case Count Rising
Latest Cold and Flu News
7 Swine Flu Cases in San Diego, San Antonio; CDC Expects to Find More
Daniel J. DeNoon
Reviewed By Louise Chang, MD
April 21, 2009 -- The CDC says seven people -- so far -- got sick from a new kind of swine flu virus.
More cases are likely to be found, says CDC respiratory disease chief Anne Schuchat, MD, as the CDC's intensive investigation gets more data on suspected cases.
"We believe that human-to-human spread is occurring. That is unusual," Schuchat said at a news conference. "We don't know yet how wide it is spreading. We have taken steps to learn more."
All seven of the people with confirmed swine flu recovered. Only one patient was ill enough to require hospitalization. The swine flu disease was similar to human flu, except that nausea and diarrhea were more common.
Patients ranged in age from 9 to 54 and included three girls and four males.
Five of the people who got the virus live in the San Diego area and two live near San Antonio. A father and daughter in San Diego and two 16-year-old boys from the same school in San Antonio are among the cases. But the three other cases are not connected.
The San Antonio cases have no connection to one infected San Diego boy who traveled to Dallas while ill. None of the seven cases appears to have had direct contact with pigs.
The Latest on
- Allergic Skin Disorders
- Bacterial Skin Diseases
- Bites and Infestations
- Diseases of Pigment
- Fungal Skin Diseases
- Medical Anatomy and Illustrations
- Noncancerous, Precancerous & Cancerous Tumors
- Oral Health Conditions
- Papules, Scales, Plaques and Eruptions
- Scalp, Hair and Nails
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
- Vascular, Lymphatic and Systemic Conditions
- Viral Skin Diseases
- Additional Skin Conditions