Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral reports 1 H1N1 case

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral has one case of the H1N1 virus Wednesday afternoon.

A petty officer was diagnosed with H1N1 after being tested by medical officials at Patrick Air Force Base in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Monday morning. Test results can take up to three days to be received.

“We are taking all the appropriate steps to prevent the spread of the H1N1 virus between members of the crew,” said Chief Warrant Officer James Dubea, Station Port Canaveral commanding officer. “All non-essential activities have been suspended, including this weekend’s Coast Guard Day Celebration. Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral continues to provide its services to the Space Coast community and in no way does this isolated case of H1N1 reduce our ability to perform any Coast Guard missions.”

For more resources on the H1N1 virus go to www.cdc.gov, www.hhs.gov, www.dhs.gov, www.usda.gov, or www.pandemicflu.gov.

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