Stories tagged with: swine flu

August 29, 2012 - 3:48pm
2 years 33 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Health is urging all public schools to be on the lookout for a new strain of swine flu.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, most of the 99 people affected in Ohio by the H3N2v strain are children.

Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department Medical Director Dr. Vicki Whitacre said the message from the ODC comes just in time as children headed back to school.

"The concern is that this may mutate or change enough in the...

December 14, 2009 - 12:53pm
5 years 18 weeks ago

The line was out the door most of the day at the Rambo Memorial Health Center for people wanting to get the H1N1 vaccine.

As of today anyone can get the the swine flu vaccine and the Rambo Memorial was packed with people trying to stay protected from the virus.

"I'm filling syringes, we're just so inundated with people that I've been vaccinating this morning and we're running out as far as what's drawn up so I'm drawing up vaccines so we can keep the line going,...

December 1, 2009 - 5:11pm
5 years 20 weeks ago

There are now six confirmed cases of the H1N1 flu in Muskingum County.

Muskingum County Health Commissioner Corey Hamilton says there are probably more cases in the area, but testing is difficult.

"About ninety-nine-percent of the flu that is circulating right now is H1N1," said Hamilton. "To send things out for testing and pay the extra dollars, it just doesn't seem necessary. There haven't been any complications from this flu in our area...

October 21, 2009 - 11:29am
5 years 26 weeks ago

Muskingum County's first doses of the H1N1 vaccine are being given out today.

Four hundred intranasal spray doses are being used to immunize the Tier 1 priority group.

"The Emergency Medical Services which includes the EMTs and paramedics and also we are including firefighters because they are also part of that Tier 1 group, that priority group," says Jeff Michaels, the preparedness coordinator for Public Health.

Michaels says the spray is all...

October 16, 2009 - 12:51pm
5 years 26 weeks ago

Being prepared is more important than ever this flu season. Whether a person contracts seasonal flu or the H1N1 virus, it is a good idea to have a pre-made flu kit ready.

"It is always helpful to have things that you can keep well hydrated with and water you already have in the house, but if you would like to take drinks like Gatorade or something hydrating if that is something you would like to drink that is fine. With that, having things that are easy on your stomach because...

October 13, 2009 - 5:15pm
5 years 27 weeks ago

The first round of H1N1 vaccines has made it's way into Muskingum County.

Director of Nursing Gloria Kieffer says they have been waiting for this first round to come in, and they do expect more.

"We have received a very small amount of vaccine," said Kieffer. "We're having a meeting immediately to determine where that small amount of vaccine will go in order to hit the target populations. The first vaccine is designated for high risk patients."...

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