Update: 2 Cases of Swine Flu Confirmed in Colorado

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Colorado health officials said Wednesday they were awaiting test results for what they called five suspected cases of swine flu. Thursday morning, they announced 2 cases have been confirmed.

The 2 confirmed cases are in Arapahoe and Douglas counties.

Colorado lawmakers are set to get a briefing from health officials about the illness Thursday afternoon.

Officials say swine flu may be responsible for 150 deaths in Mexico. The number of U.S. cases has surpassed 100 in 12 states.

Health officials said Wednesday a 2-year-old boy from Mexico who died in Houston was the first swine flu death in the U.S.


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  • by Jackson Location: Colorado Springs on Apr 4, 2011 at 07:08 AM
    I'm so glad this whole thing is behind us. What a scare that was. It was terrible, seeing so many people sick or scared of becoming sick. I guess the health insurance companies benefited, which is always good, but for most people it was pretty rough. Let's hope something like this doesn't happen for quite awhile.
  • by Joe on May 1, 2009 at 12:55 PM
    Marcia, I put zero trust in some imaginary being. Scientific gained knowledge is the only truth in this world. Aren't you glad now that the republicans didn't totally gut the public health department budget. At least there it still some tiny slice of funding left. Not enough to do restaurant inspections at the necessary levels or track the levels of STDs in our city, but at least they still have some of the knowledgeable folks on the payroll who can help with this crisis.
  • by Jennifer Location: Colorado Srrings on May 1, 2009 at 08:15 AM
    ARE YOU PEOPLE BLIND???? You people need to read these things better or better yet learn how to read!!! It does not say POSSIBLE it says CONFIRMED CASES IN COLORADO!!!! And It clearly says DOUGLAS and ARAPAHOE counties!!! Plus this flu has killed alot in a short time the normal flu has not kill that many in a single year or even a five year span! PULL YOUR HEADS OUT!!! Plus I'm sure the CDC has done DNA testing to differentiate the swine flu from the normal Flu. But from the ignornt comments posted on here it would seem this thing has plenty of timder to spread it around!!
  • by Marcia Location: Colo Spgs on May 1, 2009 at 04:53 AM
    If you're fearful of this, read this passage from the Bible: PSALM 91. Its times like this that the concept of trusting in a higher power (GOD) becomes much more relevant!
  • by cher Location: colorado on Apr 30, 2009 at 09:38 PM
    Not sure what flu I had. But for 10 days I could not hold down anything even water. I had taken anti nausea meds oral and suppository then switched ondansetron melt in mouth. Body ache headache, headache, Nausea and Vomiting, threw up blood, about 1.2 cup clots. Runny nose. Unable to stand up. For the next 5 days had issues doing much at all. Had to take naps often. Went to er had IV's which helped some but spent several more days feeling terrible. None of the places doctor or hospital took swabs. So wondering if this was swine flu.
  • by Concerned Location: Colorado Springs on Apr 30, 2009 at 08:09 PM
    I will admit I am concerned. However, there is not enough information for me. Flu like symptoms?? What exactly are we looking for, what combination of symptoms? It says the woman was not hospitalized and the man was due to be released, if that is the case here, why are other states keeping people closed off? I am just lost, trying to make since of the whole thing. Local media is stating totally different things from national media. We need a real answer and the truth. If people are being sent home here in Colorado why not other places?
  • by Dirk Location: Colorado Springs on Apr 30, 2009 at 04:36 PM
    The largest and deadliest flu pandemics over the last 120 years started out just like this....A seemingly non-serious "first wave" with people making much ado about nothing. The "second wave" 3-5 months later was far more serious, and that's when most of the deaths ocurred. The 1918 pandemic claimed as many as 100 million lives by some estimates. I hope our government is fast at work on a vaccine. If there is a 2nd wave, it'll take them about that long to manufacture and distribute it.
  • by Mandy Location: Pueblo on Apr 30, 2009 at 01:51 PM
    We have had the Bird Flu in the US, so I know people have seen this type of thing go around. They are saying it is just like normal flu, they are telling people what to take. You should know how to take care of the flu symptoms, I am sure majority of people have had the flu.
  • by meg Location: C/S on Apr 30, 2009 at 12:06 PM
    The reason people are freaking out is because they have never seen this particular strain go from person to person. It has mutated and they are assuming that it will mutate again. Well we all know what assuming does.
  • by Mike Location: OCC on Apr 30, 2009 at 11:05 AM
    This is a non event. Lots of drama these last few days, over what? A regular flu has a ton more casualties. This is a contrived virus released in the off flu season but its not working. Its a bust.
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