The first confirmed death in the United States due to the Swine Flu was confirmed yesterday, a 23-month old child in Texas. Two days ago state health authorities confirmed the existence of two Swine Flu cases in Kansas, in Dickinson County.
Is it time to panic – as in PAN-DEMIC? Probably not says Lincoln County Public Health Officer Ladonna Rienert. According to Rienert, all of the area counties are staying in close contact with each other and are closely monitoring the situation with daily updates from KDHE and the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta.
She also says each person can do a great deal to protect themselves by using sanitary practices in personal hygiene.
At the absolute top of the list for Rienert – stay home if you are sick.