Swine flu in Kentucky is on the rise again.
Several new cases have been reported in Madison, Jefferson, and Scott counties, bringing the state’s total number of confirmed cases to 20.
Health officials are watching Madison County closely. Twenty people linked by living arrangements to the latest confirmed case may also have the swine flu.
A second case of the H1N1 virus has been confirmed at Meyzeek Middle school in Louisville.
The first case was an adult staff member. The second case is a student who has not gone back to school, but the health department says it’s a mild case because the child did not have to go to the hospital….
[T]he health department’s director says people should not panic: “We’re not even looking at the same severity as we would find during a normal flu season,” Dr. Adewale Troutman said.
If you have flu-like symptoms, stay home from work or school, and see a doctor.
“What would it take to close down a school?” Troutman said. “We are nowhere near that consideration.”
So Meyzeek students, faculty, and staff will go back to school.