Swine Flu in Wisconsin?

Not yet, but it seems inevitable

As swine flu (H1N1 influenza) is gradually spreading throughout the country, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is monitoring the situation.

Of the 30 potential cases that were reported in the state, all of them have tested negative for the new strain of the influenza virus. The DHS will release updated reports every week on their website http://pandemic.wisconsin.gov.

The virus, which is typically found in pigs, now has the capability to spread from human to human and has already been confirmed in 11 countries. Specifically in the United States the swine flu has been located in California, Texas, Kansas, Indiana, Ohio and New York. So far there has been one death in the United States and reportedly over 160 deaths in Mexico.

The World Health Organization has elevated the pandemic threat level from three to four on a scale in which level 6 would mean a full scale pandemic.

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