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Johnson County resident believed to have swine flu

May 1, 2009

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Swine Flu Pandemic

An outbreak of H1N1 Swine Flu was reported in Mexico in April 2009. By the end of May, it had spread across the U.S., with all 50 states reporting cases.

— Kansas health officials have sent a probable case of swine flu from a person in suburban Kansas City to the federal labs in Atlanta for testing.

Dr. Jason Eberhart-Phillips said the case was sent Friday after a patient at a hospital in Johnson County showed symptoms. He said results from testing at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment lab in Topeka on Thursday warranted further testing by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The health department declined to provide any details about the age or gender of the Johnson County case. Results are expected back from CDC late Sunday or early next week.

Kansas has two confirmed cases of swine flu, both patients living in Dickinson County. Neither required hospitalization.

Comments

KEITHMILES05 5 years, 7 months ago

This flu; that flu. Whatever. It happens all the time.

Fred Whitehead Jr. 5 years, 7 months ago

Oh, God, run for you life, we are all gonna die!!! Wolf Blitzer on CNN told me so!!!! Vice President Biden told me to run and hide under my bed away from airplanes and subways (In Kansas?????) Heeeelelllllllllllppppppp!!!!!!

Strontius 5 years, 7 months ago

35,000 people in the U.S. die from the flu every year. Why is the world in such a panic over this?

ralphralph 5 years, 7 months ago

Pea-brained bureaucrats see a chance to feel important, and perhaps scare some of us into believing that we need them.

Kyle Reed 5 years, 7 months ago

"35,000 people in the U.S. die from the flu every year. Why is the world in such a panic over this?"

You might want to do a little light reading on the subject when comparing normal seasonal flu outbreak with what's going on currently.

As you can see the death tolls are just a tad bit higher when things reach pandemic level which I'm sure is a driving the cause for concern. Well apparently not from the first couple of folks posting, but from reasonably cautious people.

Boston_Corbett 5 years, 7 months ago

Akreed: The issue of this flu strain being regarded as highly infectuous, and thus eventually probably pandemic, has absolutely nothing to do with the strain's morbidity or mortality.

Continue your research.

BigPrune 5 years, 7 months ago

It was once said that a black man would be president "when pigs fly"

Indeed 100 days into Obama's presidency...swine flu.

noidiot 5 years, 7 months ago

This designer flu was designed to instill fear & panic so that our government could push more laws on us & so we could fear them. Example: You have swine flu, you're getting quarantined. Be afraid, very afraid. We can do whatever we want to so that you'll take the cure which is really the killer. You don't have the flu yet? Oh, well, you're either going to take the flu shot to prevent it or you're now considered a terrorist because you're a threat to Homeland Security, thus Homeland security puts you in jail. Again, be afraid, very afraid. I don't put anything past our governments anymore.

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