Dr Diana Grice, Director of Public Health for NHS East Sussex Downs and Weald and NHS Hastings and Rother, said:
One case of swine flu in East Sussex has today been confirmed by the Health Protection Agency (HPA).
The new case concerns an adult who recently returned from America and displayed mild symptoms. The individual is now recovering at home.
NHS East Sussex Downs and Weald and NHS Hastings and Rother are working closely with the HPA, which will carry out a detailed risk assessment and advise whether any individuals need to be investigated or given anti-viral treatment as a result of contact with someone who is confirmed as having swine flu.
It follows a confirmed case of swine flu, also involving an adult, in Brighton & Hove last month.
If anyone has any concerns about swine flu we would encourage them to call the Swine Flu Information Line on 0800 1 513513. Further information is also available on the NHS Choices website at www.nhs.uk .
If you are experiencing flu like symptoms please stay at home and contact your GP or NHS Direct on 0845 4647 for advice. Please do stay at home and do not visit your GP as you risk spreading the virus to others.
The public can reduce the risk of catching or spreading swine flu by maintaining good basic hygiene, such as always covering your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, disposing of dirty tissues promptly and carefully and regularly washing your hands.