Did the MSM mention that to ya? I think not. This Flu is going to come back with a vengeance and reap havoc on the population. Only in the fall they will release it at full strength with the gene cluster that makes it as deadly as the 1918 flu. Get ready.
By Tiffany Y. Latta
COLUMBUS — A month after swine flu was first reported in the United States, the Ohio Department of Health is reporting 18 confirmed cases in the state.
Butler and Hamilton counties each have one confirmed case of swine flu, also known as H1N1. Franklin County has nine confirmed cases of virus, the most statewide, according the health department.
The novel virus has infected more than 13,000 people worldwide and caused 95 deaths since it was first diagnosed in the U.S.
Nationwide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday, May 28, increased the number of confirmed cases of the disease to 8,585 and attributed the virus to 12 deaths.
Most of the swine flu confirmed cases - 62 percent - are young and between ages 5 to 24, said Dr. Anne Schuchat, CDC Interim Deputy Director for Science and Public Health Program.
The confirmed cases in Butler and Hamilton counties are ages 30 and 21, respectively.
The average age of the five males and four females who tested positive for the novel virus in Franklin County is 23.
Schuchat said it is rare for adults 65 and older to get the virus.
Currently, adults in that age group represent 1 to 5 percent of the confirmed swine flu cases.