Elected Officials Update Residents on Swine Flu

POSTED: Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 8:08am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:32pm

Local leaders and health department professionals met on Wednesday afternoon to combat the swine flu in the Valley and to update the public.

The numbers are constantly changing, but here's the latest, 91 swine flu cases are confirmed in 10 states and so far three people tested positive for swine flu across the Valley. A toddler in Houston is the first U.S. swine flu death and doctors here in Brownsville did treat his symptoms at Valley Baptist Hosiptal.

The Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed that the swine flu did strike the Valley in both Cameron and Starr counties. Local elected and health officials met with media outlets on Wednesday afternoon with the main goal being to get everyone on the same page about the new scare. Cameron County Judge Carlos Cascos stressed that attendance figures in all Cameron and Hidalgo county school districts haven't changed and they've remained stable.

They have decided to keep all schools open and let all events continue as scheduled as long as the situation remains the same. If you have flu like symptoms, officials encourage you to visit a hospital or your physician. Also, if you have any information on the swine flu call 1-888-777-5320.

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