LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) – Seven is the latest tally of confirmed cases here in Louisiana but Governor Bobby Jindal and health officials say it’s likely to expand. The Governor addressed the media at a press conference earlier today in our state’s capital about the concerns of this progressing health scare.
There were twenty-three suspected swine flu cases in Louisiana, now the state confirms there are seven people who are being affected with swine flu. The state sent nine cases for testing and two came back negative.
“Of the seven cases that are positive, they are all at home being treated on anti-virals and medications. Indeed, some of the kids are apparently active again and they are all responding very well to the medications,” said Governor Bobby Jindal.
Of the seven confirmed cases, one each are in Orleans and Saint Tammany Parishes, the other five are in Lafayette Parish. The cases are all students who attend the Cathedral Carmel School. This was the first school the state closed last Wednesday. Also now closed are Fatama School, Saint Piyus, and Ascension Episcopal.