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Local Colleges And Universities Plan For Swine Flu Outbreaks

12:00AM
September
2, 2009

Flu season is approaching and Ohio colleges and universities are watching for outbreaks of swine flu. Several schools already report cases. Here in Central Ohio, schools say they are making contingency plans in the event of a campus-wide outbreak.

Ohio Department of Health Swine Flu/H1N1 Virus Update

12:00AM
June
4, 2009

The Ohio Department of Health is encouraging Ohioans to remain viligant as it relates to the swine flu. W-O-S-U’s Kim Fox has the story.

7th Swine Flu Case in Franklin County

12:00AM
May
22, 2009

Health officials in Franklin County say there’s been a seventh person confirmed as having swine flu.

Frankin County Swine Flu Cases Stand at Five

12:00AM
May
14, 2009

The number of confirmed swine flu cases in Franklin County has risen to five. Health officials have confirmed that a third OSU student has the H1N1 virus.

Second OSU Swine Flu Case Confirmed

12:00AM
May
13, 2009

Health officials confirm a second Ohio State University student has swine flu and a third student is a probable case of the H1N1 virus.

Ohio Reports 2 More Swine Flu Cases

12:00AM
May
5, 2009

The state Health Department said Tuesday the new cases were in northeast Ohio’s Portage and Holmes counties. Both involved 39-year-old women.

Central Ohio Swine Flu Monitoring Continues

12:00AM
May
4, 2009

State and local health officials continue to monitor suspected cases of swine flu in Central Ohio. The Columbus area has 2 confirmed cases and a handful of suspected and probable cases.

Health Officials See Similarities To 1918 Flu Pandemic

12:00AM
May
4, 2009

In Columbus, there are now two cases of confirmed swine flu, four suspected cases of swine flu, and one probable case of swine flu. While the numbers aren’t as large as many had feared, public health officials are not letting down their guard just yet.

State Epidemiologist Says Health Officials Concerned Because Swine Flu is New Virus

12:00AM
May
2, 2009

Each year millions of people in the U.S. catch seasonal flu – 36,000 of them die from it. The World Health Organization reports more than 330 people worldwide have become infected with swine flu – at least ten people have perished. WOSU’s Mandie Trimble spoke with Ohio’s assistant epidemiologist, Mary DiOrio, to find out why health officials are so much more worried about the swine flu. Click the listen icon to hear the interview.

Ohio Department of Health Cancels Medical Services Fair in Northern Ohio

12:00AM
April
30, 2009

More than 10, 000 people were expected to show up at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds this weekend to take advantage of a host of free medical services. But after reports of swine flu began circulating around the country, and a 9-year old boy from Lorain County, became the State’s first confirmed case of the disease, the Ohio Department of Health recommended that the event be called off. Ideastream health reporter Gretchen Cuda has the story.