Saturday, April 25, 2009

Batten down the hatches: swine flu is in Kansas

More scary than political, the swine flu has apparently arrived in Kansas. KAKE 10 in Wichita is reporting that KDHE will announce this afternoon that two cases of swine flu have been confirmed in Kansas. The specific locations haven't been disclosed yet.

The flu is fast becoming a pandemic. Mexico has canceled all public events for ten days due to the spread. Just a few minutes ago, Fox News was reporting that the only confirmed cases were in California and Texas, but is now reporting that the virus has spread to New York and here in Kansas.

The origins of the Spanish flu of 1918 have been debated back and forth. Some believe the flu originated in Haskell County, Kansas. The first reported cases were in soldiers at Fort Riley. Not exactly something to be proud of.

So far it looks as though this isn't a bird flu type situation. Let's all pray the situation doesn't get worse.

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