1 new swine flu case confirmed in Harrison Co.

Published 9:30 pm Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A fifth case of swine flu has been confirmed in Mississippi.

The Mississippi Department of Health says the latest case is from a young adult male in Harrison County, who has fully recovered.

The department earlier announced the first four cases, three in Harrison County and one in Forrest County. Those cases were in a woman, man, a child under the age of 1 and a young adult male. All have recovered.

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In all the Harrison County cases, officials say the people were unrelated and lived in different households.

Health officials say Mississippi is likely to see more cases of swine flu. They say the strain “appears to be clinically similar to seasonal flu.”