The federal Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta on April 30 confirmed Georgia's first case of the new swine flu strain.
Georgia Public Health officials in a 2 p.m. press conference said the affected person is a 30-year-old Kentucky woman who drove to Georgia last week and shopped for two days in Atlanta before attending a wedding in LaGrange last weekend.
The woman, whose identity was not released, is in stable condition. She is in isolation in the intensive care unit of West Georgia Medical Center and “still a very seriously ill individual,” said a hospital official.
The encouraging news is that her 5-year-old daughter, who rode with her from Kentucky to Georgia, has shown no symptoms of this new H1N1 strain of the Type A influenza virus.