The Tennessee Department of Health has announced the first confirmed case of the H1N1 flu virus in the state.
At the same time, the Knox County Health Department announced a probable case of the H1N1 flu virus in a 15-year-old middle school student, prompting school officials to close the student’s school for one week.
The state health department says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed as positive the Williamson County case that had been sent there for testing late last week. That case was reported to involve a school-age child who was not seriously ill.
The state health department says that, including the Knox County case, there are now eight probable cases of H1N1 in Tennessee.
North Carolina reports one confirmed case of the H1N1 virus, while Virginia says they have three confirmed cases.