Swine Flu Update
State Health Commissioner Dr. David Lakey told doctors Friday at the Texas Medical Association that lab testing for suspected swine flu cases is getting hard because there are so many samples being sent to the state. Lakey also said that extra equipments and staff is underway to help get lab results out quicker.
There are two probable cases of swine flu in Travis County under investigation. Austin Travis County Health and Human Services says a 23 or 24-year-old woman has a possible case of swine flu. An Austin pre-k student’s possible case is also being tested.
41 influenza type A cases from the Austin area have been sent to the state for further testing. Swine flu is a kind of type A virus, but so is the regular seasonal flu.
An Austin Regional Clinic doctor says people with Type A flu are being treated with Tamiflu or Relenza.
The Not Your Ordinary School has closed both of its campuses in Austin until May 11th. School officials say a teacher from the Magnolia McCullough campus tested positive for the flu- it is not certain what type yet.
There are 43 confirmed cases of swine flu in the state of Texas.