With the first confirmed swine flu case in Georgia occurring earlier today...GNB is suspending its regular coverage...and devoting this post to coverage of the swine pandemic...
At around 7 a.m. this morning...the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta reported that a 30-year-old woman from Kentucky contracted the disease while on a trip to Mexico. According to the LaGrange Daily News, the woman was in west central Georgia for an unspecified function, and has been in the hospital since Sunday. Georgia has become the 11th state to have at least one confirmed of the swine flu, with one death in Texas so far.
WTVM Columbus (via Associated Press)
Macon.com (via Associated Press)
Emergency operation center set up in southwest Georgia
Augusta doctor talks about swine flu
NOTE: This is not meant to be a comprehensive list. Stay with GNB for further updates on the swine pandemic.
Georgia Division of Public Health Swine Flu Information Page:
Swine Flu Update on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/SwineFluUpdate
CDC Swine Flu Homepage: http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/
Health & Human Services Disease Information: http://www.hhs.gov/diseases/index.html
WTOC Swine Flu Information Page: Click here.
Lara Gill--American Red Cross -
4 weeks ago