26 Swine Flu Cases In Texas
POSTED: Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 3:14pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:33pm
The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention is now reporting another ten cases of swine flu in Texas.
There are no new cases in the Valley, but health officials say, the numbers could be on the rise.
Right now, the number remains at three, reported swine flu cases in the Valley.
Yesterday, health experts confirmed that two boys from Veterans Middle School in Rio Grande City, do in fact, have the swine flu.
There's one case in Cameron County.
The Texas Department of State Health reports, the number is 26, state-wide.
Guadalupe County with the most cases at 9.
Followed by Dallas County with six.
Tarrant County has seen 5 cases.
There's one in Comal County, one in Fort Bend County,
Once again, in the Valley, there are two in Starr County, and one in Cameron.
Starr County has about 75 "Type A" flu-cases, which are being checked out by the state, to see if they carry the swine flu strain, as well.
World-wide, there are 236 confirmed cases of swine flu.
In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control say, there are 109 in eleven different states, an increase of 18 from yesterday.
There's only one swine flu-related death in the U.S.
Doctors say, at this time, there's no need to panic.
On average, every year, about 36-thousand people die from the common flu.