Kansas Stops Testing Some H1N1 Flu Cases

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Kansas health officials say they're no longer testing for H1N1 flu in several Kansas counties where confirmed cases already exist.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Thursday that it has stopped testing non-hospitalized patients in Johnson, Wyandotte and Saline counties, as well as at Fort Riley.

Health director Dr. Jason Eberhardt-Phillips said the state was focusing its limited lab resources on testing specimens from counties that haven't yet reported cases of the virus.

As of Thursday, 11 Kansas counties has accounted for 79 confirmed cases of H1N1 flu. But Eberhardt-Phillips said that underestimates the true number of cases.

He also warned parents to look for signs of H1N1 flu in children attending summer camp.

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