H1N1 Declines in Kentucky

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh The number of cases of H1N1, or swine flu, in Kentucky continues to decline. In the last three weeks, Kentucky has seen no new deaths attributed to H1N1, or swine flu. The death toll remains at 36, including three children. State Health Commissioner Dr. William Hacker says Kentucky’s classification […]

Governor Teams Up With PBS 'Sid' for H1N1 Ads

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky is joining a national public service campaign touting the importance of swine flu vaccines, especially for children. In Kentucky, the TV ads feature Gov. Steve Beshear and Sid the Science Kid of PBS. Dr. Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta says Kentucky is one […]

H1N1 Cases Decline in Kentucky

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh H1N1, or swine flu, cases in Kentucky continue to decline, but state health officials say the recent development is no cause for complacency. Swine flu has now claimed at least 36 lives in Kentucky and remains widespread, but health officials say, in recent weeks, they’ve seen fewer cases of […]

Health Officials Urge Diligence Against H1N1 During Holiday

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky has seen a slight decline in H1N1 flu cases in recent weeks, and state health officials are hoping the Thanksgiving holiday weekend will help continue the trend.  Kentucky Health Commissioner Dr. William Hacker says flu activity usually drops off when school is out.  “In a public forum, like shopping […]

Kosair Tests Portable ER For Possible H1N1 Surge

From WFPL’s Haley Hart As part of their emergency preparedness plan, officials at Kosair Children’s Hospital tested a portable field hospital Friday. The inflatable tent can double the hospital’s overflow capacity. Safety Director Bill Farrell says the test was prompted by the possibility of escalating H1N1 cases. “Our ERs have in September hit record numbers […]

Indiana Launches Flu Shot Campaign

Officials in Indiana are launching a statewide media campaign to enourage people to get vaccinated for both the seasonal and H1N1 flu. Governor Mitch Daniels and State Health Department Commissioner Judy Monroe announced the campaign as they received their seasonal flu shots Wednesday in the governor’s office. The first shipments of H1N1 vaccine have begun […]