One Confirmed Case of Swine Flu in Washington County

By: WTAP News Email
By: WTAP News Email

Dr. Kathleen Meckstroth with the Washington County Health Department is reporting one confirmed case of Swine Flu in Washington County.

Dr. Meckstroth adds that it is a 12-year-old Belpre resident.

Officials say the 12-year-old boy contracted it from a Parkersburg relative who is also beaing treated for Swine Flu.

The 12-year-old is recovering at home.

Stay tuned to WTAP News at 5 and 6 for updates.

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  • by edison mom Location: p burg on Jun 11, 2009 at 05:03 PM
    "mike" the so called pig that was at edison has not made its way to marietta. if you would read,it said belpre. its nice to know you think this is all a joke.grow up!
  • by JustAGirl Location: Belpre, O. on Jun 11, 2009 at 03:34 PM
    This sucks! Why was he near his relative with swine flu? Thanks kid!
  • by Anonymous on Jun 11, 2009 at 03:14 PM
    Thank you James for the Flu Traker information. This is exactly why we should take this extinguish it now, while we still can. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
  • by Roberta Location: Williamstown on Jun 11, 2009 at 02:46 PM
    I think it's time that we started watching "13 Monkeys" and "The Stand" and "Andromeda Strain" for an idea of just what we COULD be facing here. Start reading up on how to survive a pandemic now, instead of panicing when it spreads more.
  • by Jessica Location: Marietta on Jun 11, 2009 at 01:09 PM
    You got to be kidding me... I don't make a fuss over too much going on in this world, but I got 2 young children to think about that attend daycare dailey while we work... I hope everyone is safe and stays home if they are sick with flu like symptoms... Take care Washington County and Wood...
  • by Mike on Jun 11, 2009 at 12:50 PM
    I guess the pig that was at Edison Middle School has made his way to Marietta!!
  • by Flu Spreader Location: MOV on Jun 11, 2009 at 12:25 PM
    Looks like the Swine Flu is not going to respect the River as a barrier. WASH YOUR HANDS...COVER YOUR MOUTH...GET PLEANTY OF SLEEP...DEFEND YOURSELF AGAINST THIS FLU!
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