WPR News
5:55 pm
Wed May 27, 2009

Wyoming's first case of swine flu confirmed

Laramie, WY – Wyoming has its first confirmed case of swine flu. A 13 year old boy from Laramie County tested positive. State epidemiologist, Tracy Murphy, says it does not appear to be a severe case and the boy did not need to be hospitalized. As for other details Murphy says they are just starting their investigation. "But at this time we're not aware of any travel history on his behalf to an affected area. It is possible, of course, that other contacts of the person may have traveled somewhere, may have been sick that we don't know about. So, that's all part of the investigation process is trying to sort some of that out."
Murphy says at this point they are not recommending any school closures, but do recommend that people remain vigilant about hygiene and staying home from school or work if they have flu symptoms.