WPR News
2:14 pm
Thu November 20, 2003

Flu Arrives In Wyoming

Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming Department of Health says the flu has officially arrived in Wyoming. The department confirmed its first cases of the virus, saying it's received reports of 23 cases mostly in southern Wyoming. Two of the cases, in Albany and Uinta counties, are confirmed as Influenza A through laboratory testing. The rest were reported by doctor's offices. Surveillance epidemiologist Nicole Lindsey says other cases have been reported in Laramie and Sweetwater counties as of this week. The numbers aren't as staggering as the 843 flu cases being reported in neighboring Colorado. Wyoming reported 527 flu cases last year with two people dying from complications or the virus.