Third swine flu case confirmed in Florida (see VIDEOS, INTER ACTIVES, PHOTO GALLERY, TRAVEL WARNING, SPECIAL SECTION)0 May 03, 2009 11:24:00 AM TALLAHASSEE — A 14-year-old Mexican girl visiting central Florida is the state's third confirmed case of swine flu, health officials said Sunday. The girl has returned to Mexico, according to Florida's Department of Health. She has fully recovered and did not spread the swine flu to her family, Orange County Health Director Kevin Sher in told WFTV-TV in Orlando. "She stayed in her room, wore a mask and took the Tami flu," an anti-flu drug, Sher in said. A message left Sunday by The Associated Press for an Orange County spokeswoman was not immediately returned. Florida's first two cases of swine flu were confirmed on Friday: an 11-year-old in Lee County and a high school student in Broward County. In addition to the three confirmed cases, state health officials said Sunday there were 15 probable cases of swine flu across the state: one each in Alachua, Pinellas, Indian River, Okeechobee, Lee and Clay counties, two each in Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties and five in Hillsborough County. Two charter schools in Miami-Dade County will be closed Monday because a student was found to have a probable case of swine flu. School district spokesman John Schuster says Doral Academy Charter Middle School and Doral Academy Charter High School were ordered closed after it was found that a middle school student possibly had the disease. Schuster says the high school was order closed as well because the student may have had access to the high school. Schuster says that when the schools will reopen will depend on test results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 1,800 students attend the two schools.
At a glance: The latest on swine flu Click here for newly released raw video of pig farmers clashing with police in the Middle East Click here for a video update of the U.S. tally Key developments on swine flu outbreaks, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, and government officials— Deaths: 19 confirmed in Mexico and one confirmed in U.S., a 21-month-old boy from Mexico who died in Texas. — Confirmed sickened worldwide, 872: 506 in Mexico; 197 in U.S.; 85 in Canada; 40 in Spain; 16 in Britain; eight in Germany; four in New Zealand; two in Italy, France, Israel, and South Korea; one each in Colombia; Costa Rica, Ireland, Switzerland, Austria, Hong Kong, Denmark and the Netherlands. — Colombia reports South America's first confirmed case of swine flu on Sunday — a day after Costa Rica reports the first case in Central America. — Countries reporting new cases Sunday — Spain, Germany, Britain, Italy and Columbia. — Spain becomes hardest-hit nation in Europe with 40 cases, mostly patients in the southern region of Andalusia and five in northeastern Catalan region. — New case in Britain is Scottish man who recently traveled to Texas but not Mexico, health chief says. — Two new cases in Germany involve a married couple on same flight as a woman who got swine flu after visiting Mexico. — Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says about a third of confirmed U.S. cases are people who had been to Mexico and likely picked up the infection there. — Hong Kong orders the week-long quarantine of downtown hotel where a Mexican tourist had swine flu, trapping 350 guests and employees inside. The tourist was in stable condition Sunday. — Mexico orders all nonessential government and private businesses to shut down for five days. All 176 weekend soccer games in Mexico are closed to fans. — China quarantines over 70 Mexican travelers in hospitals and hotels even though they have no symptoms, sparking outrage from Mexico, which calls the move discriminatory and urges Mexicans not to travel to China. — U.S. confirmed cases: New York 50; Texas 28; California 24; Arizona 17; South Carolina 13; Delaware 10; Massachusetts eight; New Jersey seven; Maine six; three in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois; two in Kansas, Colorado, Virginia, Michigan, Missouri, Connecticut and Florida. One each in New Hampshire, Utah, Rhode Island, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska and Nevada. — More than 430 U.S. schools have closed, affecting about 245,000 children in 18 states. — World Health Organization says slaughtering pigs unnecessary because virus is being spread through humans, and it says a swine herd in Alberta likely was infected by a farm worker who returned from Mexico. — Three wild boars at Baghdad's zoo are killed because of swine flu fears even though Iraq has no documented cases of swine flu. Egypt earlier ordered the slaughter of all the country's 300,000 pigs. — U.S. Meat Export Federation says U.S. pork exports have dropped about 10 percent since the swine flu scare started. FYI...... I called the hot line tonite and they told me to do whatever we do for the "regular Flu" wash your hands using the "Birthday Song" stay away from crowds and be extra careful of people sneezing. Hope this info. is helpful... Until we meet again my friends remember, Inhale~~~ 123 Exhale ~~~~1234 Breathe Easy, Sandy