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May 12, 2009


Peggy Cartwright
Director of Marketing and Public Relations

S.B. County Dept of Public Health
Maxwell Ohikhuare, M.D.
Health Officer

For Immediate Release


(Rancho Cucamonga, CA) The San Bernardino County Department of Public Health has confirmed one case of the H1N1 influenza at the Chaffey College Child Development Center. College officials were notified yesterday that a child enrolled at the center had been diagnosed with Type A H1N1 Influenza.

The child is one of 117 children enrolled at the Chaffey College Child Development Center. The last day the child attended the center was Thursday, April 30, 2009, has remained away from the center since that date, and has had no exposure to the Center children and staff. Since the child has passed the 7-10 day incubation period they are not considered contagious. Per center regulations, the child will not be permitted to return until the college receives medical clearance.

As a precaution, college officials cancelled the Preschool Graduation ceremony that was scheduled for last evening. More than 30 children and their families were scheduled to participate in the promotion ceremony. The families were notified of the cancellation prior to the start of the event.

Administrators have been working with the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health educating the college community. At this time, the college will not be closing the Child Development Center or college services. In addition, classes and final exams will continue as scheduled.

H1N1 influenza is a respiratory virus. Individuals infected with the virus may be able to transmit the disease to others before the systems develop and up to seven days or longer after becoming ill. Symptoms of the H1N1 influenza include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills, fatigue, and possibly diarrhea and vomiting.

For additional information regarding the H1N1 influenza, visit the Center for Disease Control website at

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