Saturday, December 31, 2011

H1N1 Cases Confirmed in Indiana - 28th Dec 2011

Some local health care officials express concern that Swine Flu could make a comeback in the area after several cases popped up in Indiana.

There are currently 19 flu cases confirmed in Fayette County. The strain was not specified, but officials say the possibility exists that some of those cases could be H1N1. Lexington Fayette County Health Department officials say the confirmation of Swine Flu cases in Indiana increases their concern, considering the state borders the Bluegrass State.

"People are traveling during the holidays, and flu viruses spread by respiratory droplets. So, people are visiting one another, we're going back and forth across states and different towns, and seeing friends and relatives, and those viruses can spread very easily," Lois Davis, with the Lexington Fayette County Health Department, said.

Officials say the best way to prevent the flu is simply to get a standard flu shot. Read More