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Kansas confirms more swine flu; total now 12 cases

May 7, 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 now has 12 confirmed cases of swine flu.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Thursday that two new cases have been confirmed in the state’s portion of the Kansas City metropolitan area.

One case is in Johnson County and the other in Wyandotte County. Both involve children, but KDHE provided no further details.

Also, another case in Johnson County involving an adult was confirmed after being listed as probable until testing by the federal Centers for Disease Control was completed.

Nine of the state’s cases are in Johnson and Wyandotte County. Missouri officials have confirmed five cases on their side of the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Two of Kansas’ remaining three cases were in Dickinson County and the other in Sedgwick County.

Comments

napoleon969 5 years, 7 months ago

That's it! 12 cases now. Its officially a pandemic.

thelonious 5 years, 7 months ago

Alright, it's mostly kids and teens (so far) getting sick with this, so parents, if your kids are sick, don't send them to school, don't drag them to your office - keep 'em home until they are no longer infectious, and stay there with them. You may have to use some of your vacation time - so be it. This likely won't circulate widely if everyone is repsonsible and STAYS HOME if they get ill.

Boston_Corbett 5 years, 7 months ago

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Boston_Corbett 5 years, 7 months ago

Marion Lynn says..... Saturday, April 25, 2009

Dickinson County is Abilene and that means the flu is following the trade routes, very much as predicted.

I-70 and all that.

This is not going to be pretty.

Chris Ogle 5 years, 7 months ago

That's it... I am going to quit eating chicken..... it is spreading... just wait... it will be in the sweet corn by July.

2piecespicy 5 years, 7 months ago

this is shaping up to be a lot like that 'west nile' that i never got

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