Press Release

For Immediate Release: Contact: Dinah Phillips, Public Information Officer

Phone: 831-454-3408 (media only)

May 6, 2009 Email:


H1N1 2009 (Swine Flu) Update for Santa Cruz County

Local Information

As of today, May 6th, 2009, NO cases of H1N1 2009 have been identified in Santa Cruz County. At this time, most cases in the United States continue to be mild to moderate.

        144 specimens have been sent to the Santa Clara Public Health laboratory as of 5 PM yesterday. Confirmation of test results may take up to 7 days or longer due to the large number of samples that have been submitted for testing to the Santa Clara County regional testing site.

        Santa Cruz County Public Health continues activation of its Departmental Operations Center to coordinate its response to this public health threat, including enhanced surveillance, increased laboratory testing, and increased communication/guidance to health care providers and the public.


Additional Resources

For more information, please visit our frequently updated website at or Residents may also call our information line at (831) 454-4343.


The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has activated a toll-free swine flu hotline in English and Spanish.  Assistance in other languages is also available. The phone number is 1-888-865-0564.  CDPH's swine flu hotline is available Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on weekends from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.