UPDATE: Possible Swine Flu Cases In Kentucky; Derby Plans Unaffected

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says Saturday’s 135th running of the Kentucky Derby will go off as scheduled.

He says the possible presence of swine flu in the state will not alter those plans.

 “States around the nation are continuing to hold such major events. I’m talking about NBA playoff games, professional baseball games, the Jazz Festival in New Orleans. And so will we,” Beshear said.

State health officials say an infant in Western Kentucky may have contracted swine flu from a relative who recently traveled to Mexico. A sample from the patient has been sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta for analysis.    

A 30-year old Warren County, Kentucky, woman visiting Georgia has been confirmed as having swine flu.     She, too, recently traveled to Mexico.


Another probable case has been reported in Fayette County, and Indiana officials say the number of confirmed cases in the Hoosier State has risen to three.