August 9, 2012
State health officials have confirmed Illinois’ first case of Swine Flu this year.
WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports Illinois Department of Public Health director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck said the U.S. has seen an uptick this year in the number of cases of H3N2v Swine Flu, a relatively new strain. But the case of an Illinois boy who contracted it is the only one of 146 cases nationwide that is in Illinois.
“Four states total, and the vast majority have been in Indiana, followed by Ohio,” he said.