Swine Flu

Probable cases in Michigan total 37

LANSING, Mich. – The State of Michigan today announced it has identified 17 new probable cases of Influenza A (H1N1) virus, bringing the state total of probable cases to 37.  The 17 new probable cases include one in Allegan County, six in Kent County, four in Livingston County, four in Macomb County, one in Ottawa County and one in Wayne County.

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Swine Flu in Michigan

by mobrian on April 27, 2009

Wash Your Hands and If You’re Sick, Use a Sick Day

The first reported (listed as possible) case of the Swine flu has come to Michigan and was found in Livingston County today.  It brings about some important tips for the fire service and EMS providers in the State.  This flu virus is technically known as the H1N1

The CDC gives the following information about the virus

Case Definitions for Infection with Swine Influenza A (H1N1) Virus

A confirmed case of swine influenza A (H1N1) virus infection is defined as a person with an acute febrile respiratory illness with laboratory confirmed swine influenza A (H1N1) virus infection at CDC by one or more of the following tests:

  1. real-time RT-PCR
  2. viral culture

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