The Kentucky Department of Health hopes to be able to confirm the state’s cases of swine flu in-house later this week or next week. Right now the lab has to send samples from cases it deems ‘probable’ to the Centers for Disease Control for confirmation, which can take up to two weeks. Spokesperson Gwenda Bond… Continue reading State Health Lab Works to Confirm Possible Swine Flu Cases
Swine flu has not reached Kentucky schools, but the Department of Education is taking steps to prevent a potential outbreak.
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… Continue reading UPDATE: Possible Swine Flu Cases In Kentucky; Derby Plans Unaffected
Health officials in Indiana say no additional cases of swine flu have been confirmed in the Hoosier State. One case tested positive this week in Indiana. Health officials won’t disclose how many other cases were being tested Thursday. Governor Mitch Daniels described it as “less than a handful,” but said more samples could be sent… Continue reading Swine Flu Tests Continue on Indiana Cases
Both of our stories about the swine flu outbreak point out that there’s no reason to panic. But, if you can’t stop thinking about fighting the flu, knowledge is your best weapon. Here are some helpful sites. First, you can learn how to track the flu. Then you can get updates from NPR’s flu blog.… Continue reading How To Stop Worrying And Study The Flu
A case of swine flu has been confirmed in northern Indiana.
Louisville health officials say there’s no reason to stay away from Derby events over fears of contracting swine flu. But the Metro Department of Health and Public Wellness is keeping a close eye on the situation. After the U.S. was declared to be in a ‘public health emergency’ over the weekend, health agencies across the… Continue reading No Reason to Change Derby Plans, says Health Department
Health officials in Kentucky and Indiana say they’re prepared for the possible spread of swine flu into the region, but so far there have been no confirmed cases of the illness in either state. The acting head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control says the number of U.S. cases has risen to 40. At least one case… Continue reading Officials: No Confirmed Swine Flu Cases In Kentucky, Indiana