ATLANTA Governor Sonny Perdue issued the following statement today regarding the first H1N1 flu case in Georgia being confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control: 

     “Today’s confirmed case of the H1N1 flu in Georgia is a reason for precaution, not panic.  I want to stress that it is an isolated case appearing in a woman visiting our state for an event who had also recently traveled to Mexico.  The State of Georgia has worked diligently over the past several years to prepare for a situation like this, and we are partnering with local and federal officials to respond appropriately.  I encourage Georgians to follow the advice of public health professionals and take the recommended precautions to protect themselves and their families. At this stage, the simplest things – washing hands and using disinfectants – can be the most effective safeguards.  I am confident in our planning and preparation and our ability to respond over the coming days.”

     The most up-to-date information on H1N1 flu developments in Georgia is available at the Division of Public Health’s website at