Thursday, May 21, 2009

Kentucky now has 24 confirmed swine flu cases

Four more flu cases confirmed in state

Kentucky health officials confirmed four new swine flue cases in the state Thursday, including a Fayette County man who became ill on a trip to Nevada.

The Lexington patient remains in Nevada and is being treated there with anti-viral medicine, according to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department. Officials think he picked up the flu virus in Nevada, not Kentucky.

The other three other new cases confirmed Thursday are in Lincoln, Mercer and Jefferson counties, state health officials said.

That brings the state total to 24 confirmed cases.

Meanwhile, Jefferson County health and education officials held a joint press conference Thursday to reassure the public after a middle school there recorded two confirmed and two probable cases of flu.

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