Kentucky Reports First H1N1 Death, Summit Meets in Frankfort

Kentucky is reporting its first death associated with H1N1 influenza, or swine flu. She’s a Fayette County woman in her 50’s, who had other significant health problems. Health officials gathered in Frankfort for the Governor’s Pandemic Influenza Summit are urging Kentuckians to be vigilant, but not panicky, about H1N1. Public Health Commissioner William Hacker says, […]

Health Department Moves Flu Shots Up Three Weeks

Louisville’s Department for Public Health and Wellness has moved up its start date on distribution of seasonal flu shots by three weeks this year in preparation for the upcoming H1N1 vaccine. Spokesperson Dave Langdon says the department will begin offering 25-dollar flu shots and nasal sprays September 14th. “We’re beginning our flu shots about three […]

Kentucky Health Officials Prepare for H1N1

Kentucky health officials say they are as prepared as they can be for another possible round of the H1N1 virus to sweep the state. Department for Public Health Commissioner William Hacker says if there is another outbreak, many experts predict 25%-30% of the population will be infected, and some say up to 40% could get […]

Kentucky Officials Participate in H1N1 Summit

Representatives from Kentucky state government are in Bethesda, Maryland today for a summit about the response to the rapid spread of so-called swine flu earlier this year. The H1N1 Preparedness Summit is for government leaders to critique the response to the outbreak and share ideas on how to improve it. Jay Blanton with the governor’s […]

H1N1 Cases Could Surge in the Fall

New cases of H1N1 virus – or swine flu – are still being reported to the Kentucky Department of Health – the current total stands at 109 cases. Fifty-six of them have been recorded in Jefferson County. State Epidemiologist Dr. Craig Humbaugh says officials are bracing for a surge in the numbers later this year. […]

Another Swine Flu Case Confirmed In Jefferson County

Kentucky Department for Public Health officials say they have confirmed a case of swine flu in a Jefferson County Public Schools employee. It’s the fourth confirmed case in the county, the 13th in the state and the first connected a school. JCPS officials say the patient is a staff member at Meyzeek Middle School who […]

Troutman Discusses Swine Flu Outbreak

Local health officials continue to urge people to practice good hygiene to prevent the spread of the H1N1, or swine flu virus. Louisville Department of Public Health and Wellness Director Dr. Adewale Troutman says a vaccine for the virus has not been developed. “This is a brand new virus, this H1N1.    When and if a […]

What Should We Know about Swine Flu?

Within the past week, Swine Flu has become the news du jour, and it doesn’t appear to be leaving anytime soon. H1N1, the official name, is a respiratory disease contracted by pigs. Up until the past few weeks, human infections were rare. What changed? How can we protect ourselves and our loved ones and how long will this “pandemic” last? Join us on Tuesday when we find out all we need to know about Swine Flu.

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