Local Swine Flu Concern, Even With No U.P. Cases

Last week, word came out about the swine flu sweeping across several U.S. states.

And now, it looks like it’s reached our state.

The Michigan Department of Community Health says they’ve located a possible swine flu case in the Lower Peninsula.

It’s a 34-year-old woman in Livingston County.

The lab results will be sent to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to determine if they test positive for the virus.

Health experts say symptoms are the same as any other flu, including a cold, fever and coughing.

Although the swine flu moves quickly, and the World Health Organization says there are 40 confirmed cases in the U.S. so far, there are no deaths.

Corrine Brownell of the Marquette County Health Department wants people to not be alarmed, but rather alert and cautious.

With the unfolding swine flu situation, Marquette General Hospital is asking only essential visitors to see patients until further notice.

If you want to know more about what’s going on with the swine flu, you can check out the CDC’s website at: cdc.gov/flu .