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    I apologize if this is duplicate information. Please delete or move as needed.

    Reported by the Ithaca Journal:

    1 Probable case of H1N1 flu in Cortland county NY
    3 possible cases in Steuben County NY

    http://www.theithacajournal.com/arti...NTPAGECAROUSEL

    Reported by Democrat and Chronicle:

    Suspected Rochester, NY area cases at 13
    Monroe County - 7 suspected
    Ontario County - 4 suspected
    Wayne County - 3 suspected ... (total 14?)

    State Health Commissioner says 75 potential cases outside of NYC being investigated

    http://www.democratandchronicle.com/...022/1002/RSS01

    Reported by the Post Standard:

    1 case confirmed in Onondaga County student, Fabius-Pompey High School closed

    http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.s..._flu_case.html

    Reported by The Buffalo News

    1 probable case and 1 suspected in Chautauqua County, Bemus Point area, schools in district closed
    1 suspected in Genesee County
    2 suspected in Niagara county
    1 suspected in Wyoming County

    http://www.buffalonews.com/home/story/657582.html

    Reported by WWNY TV in Watertown, NY

    4 potential cases in Lewis County

    http://www.wwnytv.com/news/local/43890307.html

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    Re: New Confirmed/Suspected Cases in New York State outside NYC update 5/1/09

    http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbc.../NEWS/90430046


    GOSHEN — A New York City firefighter has the second probable case of swine flu identified in Orange County, state and county officials said Thursday, a day after the first case was announced.

    The first instance involved a nursing assistant at The Valley View Center for Nursing Care and Rehabilitation in Goshen. County officials have said the worker vacationed in Mexico, where the disease is believed to have originated, and returned to work at the county-run nursing home for several days last week before going home ill.

    On Thursday, officials said three Valley View residents were being tested for swine flu after exhibiting mild, flu-like symptoms. They have promised to treat all 360 residents with the anti-viral drug Tamiflu and offer the same medication to all 550 employees of the facility.

    The Orange County Health Department has screened more than 30 potential flu cases and sent swabs from three patients to a state laboratory near Albany, resulting in the two “probable” diagnoses of swine flu. Those results must be confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    State officials announced Thursday they will no longer test samples in counties where swine flu has already been identified unless the patient has been hospitalized or is severely ill.

    The three Valley View residents tested on Thursday don’t fit that description. County spokesman Richard Mayfield said their samples were taken anyway as a precaution, because of the potential for flu outbreaks in a nursing home.

    A state Health Department spokeswoman said there were now eight probable cases and 89 suspected cases of swine flu in New York outside of New York City, where at least 50 people were sickened by an outbreak at a private school in Queens.

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    • #3
      Re: New Confirmed/Suspected Cases in New York State outside NYC update 5/4/09

      New York State H1N1 updates May 4, 2009

      Reported by Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, NY:

      Monroe County cases drop by one to 15 suspected, 1 probable

      http://www.democratandchronicle.com/...D=200990503010

      Confirmed or probable cases 79 in New York City and 16 in the rest of the state, for a total of 95. The 16 are in the following counties: two in Westchester, one in Monroe, one in Cortland, three in Orange, one in Lewis, one in Chautauqua, three in Nassau and four in Suffolk. CDC confirms 50 in NYC.
      http://www.democratandchronicle.com/...=2009905030358

      Reported by Associated Press:

      NY State health officials say 17 "probable or confirmed" cases of H1N1 outside NYC. Ed Smith Elementary in Syracuse closed with probable case of swine flu. Deer Park Union Free School District on Long Island closing with 3 probable cases of swine flu

      http://www.auburnpub.com/articles/20...testnews04.txt

      Reported by WWNY TV in Watertown, NY:

      2 suspected H1N1 cases in Lewis County submitted to a lab in Albany April 30 have come back negative. There is one probable Lewis County case that was submitted to CDC in Atlanta.

      http://www.wwnytv.com/news/local/44173512.html

      Reported by NY1 News:

      H1N1 Continues to Spread Across State, Most Cases Still Mild

      ...."We're seeing this all over the state, even sparsely populated counties, where clearly the public health and medical establishment are on the alert," said New York State Health Commissioner Richard Daines.

      During Sunday's press conference, (Governor David) Paterson also pointed out that the cases in New York have not been as severe as in Mexico, with only two hospitalizations. He said the timing of this outbreak, at the end of the normal flu season, gives officials a chance to prepare for a possible second wave in the future.
      "It would give us time hopefully to develop antibodies to create a vaccine but also in some cases in the past the flu has come back stronger and more devastating so this is the reason, we don't want any alarm, that we are maintaining an alert and are spending resources and treating this as a serious situation," said Paterson....

      http://www.ny1.com/content/top_stori...d/Default.aspx

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      • #4
        Re: New Confirmed/Suspected Cases in New York State outside NYC update 5/4/09

        H1N1 news is getting harder to find. Most sources I'm using are no longer publishing numbers for suspected cases in the state. This may be related to the decision to suspend testing in areas where there are confirmed cases, and focus only on pinpointing spread of the virus to new areas.

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        • #5
          Re: New Confirmed/Suspected Cases in New York State outside NYC update 5/4/09

          Reported by the Finger Lakes Times 5/3/09

          FL cases are not swine flu


          By AMANDA FOLTS and CRAIG FOX / afolts@fltimes.com
          Sunday, May 3, 2009 12:10 AM CDT

          Test results came back negative for five of the six suspected swine flu cases in Ontario and Wayne counties.

          As of Friday, test results on the sixth person, an Ontario County resident, were pending.

          The lab work confirmed that the other cases — three in Ontario County cases and two Wayne County — were not swine flu

          Mary Beer, Ontario County’s public health director, said Friday that the virus could still turn up in the county.

          “We still expect to have some cases, but, so far, none,” Beer said after a conference call with state Department of Health officials.

          To be tested for swine flu, Beer said, a person must have flu symptoms, a fever of 100.4 degrees or more and have traveled to an area known to be infected. Of the four people in Ontario County who were tested, three had traveled to New York City and the fourth to Mexico.

          An e-mail from the Wayne County Public Health Department confirmed that neither of the two suspected cases there turned out to be swine flu. Wayne County isn’t currently testing anyone else.

          One of the suspected cases was a Palmyra-Macedon High School student who had recently taken a trip to Mexico and was out of school until the test results came back.

          A message on the district’s Web site from Superintendent Robert Ike asked people who think they may have swine flu to stay home.

          Ike couldn’t be reached for comment.

          Neither Yates nor Seneca counties have reported any suspected cases of swine flu.

          According to the Associated Press, as of yesterday, there were 184 confirmed cases of swine flu in the United States and one death in Texas.

          Sixty-two of those cases were in New York.


          http://fltimes.com/articles/2009/05/...e889709010.txt

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          • #6
            Re: Confirmed/Suspected Cases in New York State outside NYC update 5/4/09

            Reported by WRGB CBS 6 in Albany, NY:

            Suspect H1N1 cases in Albany County return negative


            May 4, 2009 - 10:27 AM

            The Albany County Health Department says four of the five suspect H1N1 cases it sent to the state lab for testing have returned negative for the virus.

            An additional suspect case was just sent to the state Wadsworth Center Laboratories yesterday; results for that case are still pending.

            The county health department says there's no sign the virus could be in the county, noting there has not been an increase in influenza-like illness in the county.

            http://www.cbs6albany.com/news/suspect-1263013-county-sent.html

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            • #7
              Re: Confirmed/Suspected Cases in New York State outside NYC

              New York State updates 5/4/09:

              Reported by WBNG TV in Binghamton, NY


              Cortland County confirms one case of H1N1, no other suspect cases in Cortland county, no increase in reports of flu-like illness

              http://www.wbng.com/news/local/44302347.html

              Reported by the Buffalo News

              Chautauqua County case confirmed as swine flu

              http://www.buffalonews.com/258/story/660526.html

              Reported by the Messenger Post in Canandaigua, NY
              (crosslink with the Flutrackers U.S. hospitalizations thread)

              Suspected Swine Flu Patient Hospitalized in Wayne County
              State expands guidelines for H1N1 testing to include those who are hospitalized and test positive for Influenza A, even if they have not traveled to Mexico, NYC, or target areas
              Fourth pending suspected case in Ontario county has been ruled out as being swine flu

              http://www.mpnnow.com/news/x407220025/Suspected-swine-flu-patient-hospitalized

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              • #8
                Re: Confirmed/Suspected Cases in New York State outside NYC

                Reported by WETM 18 in Elmira, NY:

                3 New Suspected Swine Flu Cases in Steuben County


                Reported by: Jeff Stone
                Email: JStone@WETMTV.com
                Last Update: 5/02 12:02 am

                Health officials say there are three new suspected cases of the Swine Flu virus in Steuben County. The cases were announce Friday. Two of them are located in the Corning area. The other is in Hornell.

                All three are currently being tested and health officials are awaiting results to confirm whether they actually have the virus. Health officials on Friday also announced that the three suspected cases in Hornell that they announced Thursday were not Swine Flu. Tests showed all three people tested negative for the virus. However one of those cases did test positive for the seasonal flu.

                http://www.wetmtv.com/news/local/sto...8KPV8G0tQ.cspx

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                • #9
                  Re: Confirmed/Suspected Cases in New York State outside NYC

                  Reported by WWNY TV in Watertown, NY:

                  Swine Flu Suspected, Sandy Creek Cancels School


                  Story Published: May 4, 2009 at 8:47 PM EDT
                  Story Updated: May 4, 2009 at 8:52 PM EDT

                  The Sandy Creek school district will shut its doors Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the school's web site Monday night. The reason: a suspected case of swine flu. No further details were available Monday night. District officials also said the school prom is canceled, but may be rescheduled.

                  The announcement from Sandy Creek marked the first time a north country school has closed because of swine flu concerns. In lewis County, officials are waiting for official confirmation from a federal laboratory of one case of swine flu. Jefferson County reports no potential cases. Two suspected cases of swine flu in St. Lawrence County have been tested on the state level.
                  According to interim County Public Health Director Deborah Kent, the results are negative.

                  Kent wants to remind residents that free flu shots are available at public health, but the vaccine doesn't protect against the H1N1 strain.

                  http://www.wwnytv.com/news/local/44303657.html

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                    Re: Confirmed/Suspected Cases in New York State outside NYC

                    New York State updates for 5/5/09:

                    Reported by the Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, NY:

                    Monroe County's first confirmed case of swine flu recovered, still awaiting state lab results on 14 suspected cases in Monroe.
                    Nationwide, 286 cases have been confirmed, including 73 in New York.
                    Wayne County reported that one hospitalized patient tested positive for Type A flu, of which swine flu is a subtype, nose swab sent for state testing.
                    Seneca County reported its first case of suspected swine flu on Monday.
                    Genesee County has two suspected cases.
                    Wyoming County has one suspected case.

                    http://democratandchronicle.com/arti...wine+flu+cases

                    Reported by the Post Standard in Syracuse, NY:

                    Ed Smith School in Syracuse will close for 1 week after Onandaga County's first confirmed swine flu case

                    http://www.syracuse.com/today/index....acuses_ed.html

                    Reported by The Saratogian in Saratoga Springs, NY:

                    Suspected case in Saratoga County tests negative, no other suspected cases

                    http://www.saratogian.com/articles/2...9909116082.txt

                    Reported by the Rome Sentinel in Rome, NY:

                    4 suspected cases in Oneida County negative for swine flu, no other samples awaiting testing

                    http://RomeSentinel.com/news?newsid=20090504-141206

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                    • #11
                      Re: Confirmed/Suspected Cases in New York State outside NYC

                      New York State case update 5/5/09:


                      Reported by The Post Standard in Syracuse, NY:


                      Fabius-Pompey and Ed Smith Schools to Reopen Wednesday after CDC changes guidelines on school closings today.

                      http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2009/05/2_schools_to_reopen_thursday.html

                      Reported by WWNY TV 7 in Watertown, NY:

                      Sandy Creek School to Open Wednesday
                      Lewis County officials waiting for official confirmation from a federal laboratory of one case of swine flu.
                      Jefferson County reports no potential cases.
                      State level tests of 2 suspected St. Lawrence County cases have come back negative.

                      http://www.wwnytv.com/news/local/44303657.html

                      Reported by the Times-Herald Record covering the Hudson Valley:

                      Minisink teen identified as third Orange County swine flu case. A New York City firefighter and a nursing assistant at the county-run nursing home had the county’s other two confirmed cases.

                      http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbc.../NEWS/90505049

                      Reported by the Star Gazette in Elmira, NY:

                      Possible swine flu case reported near Bath, NY
                      Test results for 2 suspected cases in the Corning area last week were negative
                      Results from a suspected case in the Hornell area still awaited. Test results from 3 prior suspected cases in the Hornell area were negative.
                      Chemung County's policy is not to release information on suspected cases unless they become probable or confirmed.

                      http://www.stargazette.com/article/20090505/NEWS01/905050391/1113


                      Reported by the Daily Star in Oneonta, NY

                      Delaware County reports first suspected swine flu case, specimen sent to state lab.
                      Otsego and Chenango Counties have each had previous suspected cases prove negative.

                      http://www.thedailystar.com/local/lo...125001035.html

                      Reported by the Observer-Dispatch in Utica, NY:

                      Madison County officials awaiting results on 3 suspected swine flu cases. Only one of the three cases had been previously announced. Currently there are no increased reports of flu-like illness or severity of illness in Madison County.

                      http://www.uticaod.com/news/x845565603/Officials-awaiting-results-on-3-suspect-swine-flu-cases

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                      • #12
                        Re: Confirmed/Suspected Cases in New York State outside NYC

                        New York State case updates 5/6/09:

                        Reported by the Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, NY:


                        Genesee County suspected case tests negative.
                        2 new suspected cases in Ontario county being tested.
                        20 total suspected cases in the Rochester area awaiting test results.

                        http://www.democratandchronicle.com/...=2009905060339

                        Reported by the Times Herald-Record in the Hudson Valley:

                        Westchester County has 2 more likely cases, both children in Rye. Rye County Day School shut down for 2 weeks. These are the third and fourth likely cases in Westchester. Last week 2 likely cases occurred in 2 other children in Rye.

                        http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbc.../NEWS/90505012

                        Reported by CBS 6 (WRGB) in Albany, NY:

                        2 new Westchester cases are confirmed by CDC.

                        http://www.cbs6albany.com/articles/w...new-cases.html


                        ***FYI: I found this older article published 3/12/09, before the swine flu news hit, by WWNY TV in Watertown, NY:

                        Lafargeville School facing "Sickness Wave". School officials cancelled Friday classes to give everyone a 3 day weekend to recover. Many students and some staff were out with "flu or pneumonia or stomach ailments".

                        http://www.wwnytv.com/news/local/41173302.html

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                        • #13
                          Re: Confirmed/Suspected Cases in New York State outside NYC

                          New York State case updates 5/7/09:

                          As of 7:00AM on Thursday 5/7/09, here are the New York state case numbers.

                          Confirmed H1N1 Cases:


                          Chautauqua - 1
                          Cortland - 1
                          Lewis - 1
                          Monroe - 1
                          Nassau - 3
                          Onondaga - 1
                          Orange- 3
                          Suffolk - 4
                          Westchester - 2

                          Suspected flu cases with results still pending:

                          Albany - 1
                          Chautauqua - 1
                          Delaware - 1
                          Genesee - 1
                          Lewis - 4
                          Madison - 3
                          Monroe - 14
                          Niagra - 2
                          Ontario - 2
                          Oswego - 1
                          Seneca - 1
                          Steuben - 3
                          Wayne - 1 (hospitalized)
                          Westchester - 5
                          Wyoming - 1

                          *Chemung is not reporting suspected cases.

                          Reported by The Journal News in the Lower Hudson Valley:

                          Rye Students return to classes after apparent swine flu outbreak

                          http://lohud.com/article/20090507/NE...0402/-1/SPORTS

                          To give some perspective on reported case numbers and New York State H1N1 testing policies, here are comments by NYC Mayor Bloomberg reported in CDC H1N1 Briefing Transcript for Wednesday May 6, 2009

                          Operator: Elizabeth Weise with USA Today, your line is open.
                          Elizabeth Weise: Hi, thanks for taking my call. I actually a question about the number of cases in
                          Illinois, which has jumped and is now the highest in the nation. I know part of that's testing artifact,
                          because they just got their kits over the weekend, but do your folks there have any sense of why
                          Illinois has even more cases than New York at this point?
                          Richard Besser: No I would have to refer you to the folks in Illinois to understand the testing
                          dynamic. Mayor Bloomberg was here visiting CDC a little while ago and his comment when he
                          was meeting with the media was you want 200 more cases? We will test 200 more people. And so,
                          you may see in different places different approaches and strategies to testing.
                          And so I don't know
                          the specifics on Illinois, but I'd refer to you them on that. But differences you will see by state are
                          have to do with viruses and transmission. Some are going to do have to be much more where they
                          are in ramping up their laboratory testing capability and what they report out.

                          http://www.cdc.gov/media/transcripts/2009/t090506.htm

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                          • #14
                            Re: Confirmed/Suspected Cases in New York State outside NYC

                            New York State case updates 5/7/09:

                            As of 1:00PM on Thursday 5/7/09, here are the New York state case numbers.

                            Confirmed H1N1 Cases (outside NYC):


                            Chautauqua - 1
                            Cortland - 1
                            Lewis - 1
                            Monroe - 1
                            Nassau - 3
                            Onondaga - 1
                            Orange- 3
                            Suffolk - 4
                            Westchester - 2

                            Suspected flu cases with results still pending (outside NYC):

                            Albany - 1
                            Chautauqua - 1
                            Delaware - 1
                            Genesee - 1
                            Herkimer - 1
                            Lewis - 4
                            Madison - 4
                            Monroe - 14 (or 19? conflicting report given by WHAM in Rochester)
                            Niagara - 2
                            Ontario - 2 (or 1? conflicting report given by WHAM in Rochester)
                            Oswego - 1
                            Otsego - 1
                            Seneca - 1
                            Steuben - 3
                            Wayne - 1 (hospitalized) (or 2? conflicting report given by WHAM in Rochester)
                            Westchester - 5
                            Wyoming - 1

                            *Chemung is not reporting suspected cases

                            Reported by the Observer-Dispatch in Utica, NY:

                            Madison County reporting 4th suspected case of swine flu

                            http://www.uticaod.com/news/x1194159...e-of-swine-flu

                            Reported by WKTV in Utica, NY:

                            3 suspected Oneida County cases test negative
                            Otsego County has one suspected case, results pending
                            Herkimer County has one suspected case, results pending

                            http://www.wktv.com/news/news2watch/.../44142657.html
                            and
                            http://www.wktv.com/news/local/44356992.html

                            Reported by WHAM in Rochester, NY:
                            **this information conflicts with several other news reports which are also dated today, gives 2 different numbers in the same article for Monroe County suspected cases

                            19 (or 16?) suspected cases in Monroe County, still only 1 confirmed case, now recovered.
                            1 suspected case in Ontario tests negative
                            1 new suspected case in Wayne

                            http://www.13wham.com/guides/health/...18qYVPoMw.cspx

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                            • #15
                              Re: Confirmed/Suspected Cases in New York State outside NYC

                              New York State case updates 5/8/09:

                              As of 8:00 AM on Friday 5/8/09, here are the New York state case numbers.

                              Confirmed H1N1 Cases (outside NYC):


                              Chautauqua - 1
                              Cortland - 1
                              Lewis - 1
                              Monroe - 1
                              Nassau - 6
                              Onondaga - 1
                              Orange- 3
                              Suffolk - 4
                              Westchester - 2

                              Suspected flu cases with results still pending (outside NYC):

                              Albany - 1
                              Chautauqua - 1
                              Delaware - 1
                              Genesee - 1
                              Herkimer - 1
                              Lewis - 4
                              Madison - 4
                              Monroe - 16
                              Niagara - 2
                              Ontario - 2
                              Oswego - 1
                              Otsego - 1
                              Seneca - 1
                              Wayne - 1 (hospitalized)
                              Westchester - 5
                              Wyoming - 1

                              *Chemung is not reporting suspected cases

                              The suspected case numbers in Monroe county reported in the previous post by WHAM in Rochester appear to be a typo. This article dated today 5/8/09 by the Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, NY puts Monroe County suspected numbers at 16:

                              Athletic Officials on alert for swine flu

                              http://www.democratandchronicle.com/...+for+swine+flu

                              Reported by 1010 Wins:

                              3 new Swine Flu cases confirmed in Nassau County

                              http://www.1010wins.com/Three-Swine-...County/4350233

                              Reported by the Messenger Post in Canadaigua, NY:
                              **this article dated 5/7/09 also contradicts the questionable WHAM article in the previous post, so I am going with these numbers on suspected cases in Ontario and Wayne

                              Ontario County officials say 2 suspected cases have been sent for testing.
                              Wayne county continues to have one suspected case and is waiting for test results.

                              http://www.mpnnow.com/news/x15188672...Ontario-County

                              Reported by the Star Gazette in Elmira, NY:

                              3 Steuben cases in Bath and Hornell are negative for swine flu. 1 Hornell case was positive for regular seasonal flu.

                              http://www.stargazette.com/article/2...EWS01/90507057


                              Reported by WXXI in Rochester, NY:

                              Health Officials Say Swine Flu Winding Down (5/6/09)

                              State Health commissioner Dr Richard Daines says the swine flu outbreak in New York is winding down, with no new cases confirmed, and all closed schools now reopening.

                              The Health Commissioner says no new cases of the swine flu virus have been confirmed in past two days, though testing continues at the Wadsworth state labs and in New York City. He says the count remains at 97 confirmed cases, with 80 in New York City and 17 upstate and on Long Island. He says so far, no one in New York has been seriously ill with the virus.

                              "The outbreak of the H1N1 virus in New York State continues to involve mild to moderate symptoms similar to ordinary, seasonal flu," Daines said.

                              For that reason, Daines says, state health officials will now be treating the swine flu just like the regular seasonal flu. The daily briefings to the media will end, and schools closed due to confirmed cases will re open. And in the future, he says, a single confirmed case of swine flu will not force entire schools to shut down.


                              http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wx...86&sectionID=1


                              ***Swine Flu is getting very little media attention at this time. In addition many of the suspected cases in New York State, especially the Monroe County cases, have been idling for over a week now, waiting for test results. Monroe County was expecting test results on those cases early this week, Monday or Tuesday "at the latest", but there has been no word or explanation for the delay. The CDC sent H1N1 testing materials to every state lab in the U.S., including the NYS Department of Health's Wadsworth Lab in Albany, and the Erie County Public Health Lab in Buffalo (which is responsible for testing a 17 county area in Western NY, through the Finger Lakes region, east to Syracuse) to reduce the swine flu test backlog and speed resolution of cases.

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