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Tue April 28, 2009
Michigan Reports Probable Swine Flu Case
By Kevin Lavery, WKAR Radio News
Lansing, MI – Lansing, MI (WKAR) - Health officials in Michigan are keeping a close watch on a possible case of swine flu in the state.
The Michigan Department of Community Health says a Livingston County woman may have contracted the illness during a recent trip to the Texas-Mexico border area.
Dr. Greg Holzman is the department's Chief Medical Executive.
He says it's important to stress that this single incident is only a probable case.
He says there have been some probable cases that after further analysis have been ruled out, and that the infected individual is recovering at home.
A medical sample from the patient has been sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
Holzman say the results may come back as early as today.
Health officials are reminding people to wash their hands thoroughly as a precaution.