WPR News
8:22 pm
Tue September 29, 2009

H1N1 drives up flu cases in the state

Laramie, Wy – The H1N1 or Swine flu has driven the number of flu cases in Wyoming to levels normally seen at the peak of winter. State Epidemiologist Doctor Tracy Murphy says they have seen a huge increase in flu cases and he says all the new cases can be attributed to the H1N1 flu. 123 new cases have been reported in the last week alone. Murphy says people really should stay home if they are sick and others need to try avoid those with the flu.
"Without having the vaccine ready yet and people no immunity to it, there is a level of concern people should have of trying to take precautions to protect themselves."
Murphy says they have been planning for a huge flu season this year. He says H1N1 vaccine may not be available in Wyoming for a few weeks.