By Diane Rutherford
Story Published: May 29, 2009 at 12:54 PM EDT
Jefferson County has its first case of H1N1 influenza, also known as swine flu, according to public health officials.
The Jefferson County Public Health Service said Friday that it was notified by the Wadsworth State Laboratory in Albany about the positive test result.
The health department says the unnamed person who had the flu is an adult, was not hospitalized and recovered from the illness at home.
According to officials, they expected they would eventually see a confirmed case in Jefferson County because H1N1 has continued to spread throughout New York and the U.S.
The Jefferson County Public Health Service says it’s continuing to conduct active surveillance of local hospitals and schools to identify clusters of flu-like illness.
As of Friday, the department has received no reports of an increase in flu-like ilness in the county.
Earlier this month, a state laboratory confirmed a single case of swine flu in Lewis County.
That person did not require hospitalization