Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Swine Flu Spreading across Alabama

State public health officials say swine flu is quickly spreading across Alabama. It is filling doctor’s waiting rooms and increasing the number of students staying home from school.

Alabama Department of Public Health spokesman Jim McVay said Tuesday there have been four deaths from the swine flu virus in Alabama. The Dothan Eagle reported that the 18-year-old Troy student died Friday at Southeast Alabama Medical Center.

Troy University has taken precautions to protect students from the fast-spreading virus. There are posters up across the campus encouraging students and staff to use proper hygiene and avoid contact with others.

In the past three weeks the number of schools in the state reported more than 5 percent of students absent has jumped from 5 percent to 54 percent. The swine flu, also known as the H1N1 virus, is also filling up hospital emergency rooms.

4 comments:

Us said...

Ambot aning swine flu ky dri sd kuasug balita ani niya, tagasa mni siya ba mexico ideport kaha ni swine fluha ni

dhemz said...

oh my gosh...as in..this is scary...never heard of H1N1 here in Cali anymore....

Chris said...

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Rose said...

scary named nito te...
grabeh talagang tumama ng h1n1 na yan...
wala na akong balita about dito...
dito sa pilipinas the last time na narinig ko ang balitang yan two months ago ata...
ingat nalang po dyan ate...

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