Wisconsin Confirms First H1N1 Case
State health officials announce that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed three cases of H1N1 flu (swine flu) in Wisconsin. Two cases are from Milwaukee County and the third case is from Adams County.
These were announced as probable cases on April 29th, but have been confirmed by the CDC today.
"These findings confirm the H1N1 virus is active in Wisconsin and people should continue to take precautions to protect themselves against the spread of influenza," said Dr. Seth Foldy, State Health Officer. "We have informed Governor Doyle of these confirmations and numbers are expected to grow as we continue to monitor the situation statewide."
State health officials ask that you do not proactively take or stockpile anti-viral drugs, such as Tamiflu and Relenza. These drugs will be prescribed by your physician as necessary for treatment for sick individuals or for those who have had very close contact with ill persons.