CDC: 37 States Report Widespread Swine Flu Cases

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Atlanta (AP) -- Health officials say swine flu activity is picking up, with ohio and 36 other states now reporting widespread cases.

Officials with the federal Centers for Disease Control and prevention reported Friday that the count is up from the previous week's 27 states, including Ohio.

The figures suggest a leveling off of flu activity the previous week may have been short-lived.

Meanwhile, CDC officials say states have ordered 3.6 million doses of swine flu vaccine for a campaign that started this week.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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  • by Furious Location: parkersburg on Oct 12, 2009 at 10:07 AM
    Looks to me like they dont care how many children get sick. They will only consider closing if it affects staff members!! NICE!
  • by Anonymous on Oct 10, 2009 at 04:55 PM
    I honestly believe they should close the schools until these kids can be vaccinated against this flu. I keep saying it because I do NOT want to send my kids to school because this scares me for their safety.
  • by mom Location: parkersburg on Oct 10, 2009 at 10:51 AM
    Of course its spreading. They wont close the schools. Just wash your hands and pray for the best. When the staff starts getting sick they will change their minds about closing schools. Even the kids that have confirmed cases are being told by teachers that its not the swine flu and the doctors are wrong.
  • by itshere Location: marietta on Oct 10, 2009 at 06:15 AM
    People do your research before you take the vaccine! Research the 1976 swine flu vaccine! Its the same one!
  • by k26101 Location: Parkersburg on Oct 10, 2009 at 04:25 AM
    seems kind of funny that because the H1n1 vaccine is out.. the virus is spreading more wash hand.. repeat
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