Stories tagged with: H1N1 Virus

November 18, 2009 - 6:17pm
5 years 40 weeks ago

Santa Clause isn't just worried about delivering toys to boys and girls across the world this Christmas. He's also worried about getting sick with the H1N1 virus.

Santa will be in contact with millions of children this year, asking them what they would like for Christmas, and children are one of the high risk groups of contracting the H1N1 virus.

So, Santa is asking local health departments if they can put him at the top of the list for the vaccine.

"It's been noted...

November 9, 2009 - 7:12pm
5 years 42 weeks ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department will be receiving two thousand doses of the H1N1 vaccine later this week.

Preparedness Coordinator, Jeff Michaels says most of that will be in the form of injections.

"...which is really going to be helpful for hitting some of these target groups with chronical medical condtions, " says Ebel.

Michaels says the health department is still targeting at-risk groups, including pregant women, healthcare workers,...

October 26, 2009 - 5:59pm
5 years 44 weeks ago

The Athens County Coroner's Office is conducting an autopsy on a three-year-old to see if the toddler died of complications from the H1N1 virus.

The toddler died Thursday at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.

Coroner Harold Thompson says post-mortum test confirmed that the toddler did test positive for Influenza A, but Thompson says his office is also looking into a number of other infections the toddler had.

He says autopsy results will be ready in about six to eight weeks.

October 6, 2009 - 6:47pm
5 years 47 weeks ago

So far, Muskingum County does not have any confirmed cases of the H1N1 virus, but Health Commissioner, Corey Hamilton, says several people have tested positive for Influenza A by a rapid test, and the H1N1 virus is a subtype of Influenza A.

Hamilton says the CDC recommends that further testing only be conducted if someone is hospitalized or there are a cluster of cases in one area.

"It is very possible that we could have both the seasonal flu or the H1N1 flu circulating in...

October 5, 2009 - 6:05pm
5 years 47 weeks ago

The first shipments of the H1N1 vaccine will soon arrive in Muskingum County, but it won't be in the form of an injection.

"We've actually been notified that we will see a very small shipment of H1N1 flu mist sometime next week, " says Health Commissioner, Corey Hamilton.

The shipment will include about 15 hundred doses of the nasal spray.

Hamilton says more regular shipments that include both the nasal spray and the injection will arrive toward the end of October...

October 2, 2009 - 10:26am
5 years 47 weeks ago

The main campus of Ohio University is reporting its first confirmed case of the H1N1 Virus.

Assistant Vice President of Safety and Risk Management, David Hopka, says the student, who lives off-campus, went to the Student Health Center on September 22.

He says based on the student's symptoms, the clinician did a quick test for Inluenza A, which tested positive. Because the H1N1 Virus is a sub-type of Influenza A, Hopka says the sample was sent to Lab Corp for further testing.

September 23, 2009 - 9:23am
5 years 49 weeks ago

The Licking County Health Department says you may not need as many doses of the H1N1 vaccine as originally anticipated.

Health Commissioner, Joe Ebel, says if you're 10 years of age or older, you will only need a single dose of either the nasal spray or the injection to fight contraction of the H1N1 virus, but Ebel says younger children may need some more help.

"For children that are six months to that 10 year age group, that it's probably going to be-get a...

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