Swine Flu Idaho
Public health officials are conducting tests on four Idahoans who may have contracted swine flu.
According to reports, two people from Madison county, along with one from Fremont and Ada counties have exhibited symptoms of swine flu. The four are currently undergoing tests to determine if they have contracted the virus. Results of those tests will be released sometime this evening or tomorrow morning.
Meanwhile the Idaho Division of Public Health has alerted medical providers across the state to monitor respiratory illnesses that might be related to swine flu.
Federal health officials said 40 confirmed cases of swine flu have been found in the U.S., but no one has died. About 1,600 swine flu infections have been reported in Mexico, where the illness is being blamed for nearly 150 deaths.
The U.S. declared a national health emergency Sunday, a declaration that allowed Washington to ship roughly 12 million doses of flu-fighting medications to states in case they eventually need them.