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CDC confirms H1N1 case involving military dependent

5/6/2009 - NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AFNS) -- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials confirmed one isolated case of the H1N1 flu virus involving a military dependent at Nellis Air Force Base.

The dependent, an 11-year-old boy, is one of two cases announced in Clark County by the Southern Nevada Health District May 5.

He has fully recovered, is not contagious and further monitoring is no longer necessary. Additionally, to ensure the case was contained, medical officials tested family members residing with the dependent, with negative results for the virus.

This isolated case has had no impact on operations at Nellis or Creech Air Force bases in Nevada.

"The Air Force, along with all of the armed forces, is monitoring the health of the force to ensure we're taking the necessary precautions to educate and safeguard military and civilian personnel, as well as family members," said Col. Chris Benjamin, the commander of the Nellis AFB hospital. "The best thing for everyone to do at this time is remain vigilant about personal hygiene and contact their healthcare provider if they have questions, concerns or have been directly exposed to someone who has contracted the H1N1 virus."

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