Updated: Swine Flu now in Montgomery - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Updated: Swine Flu now in Montgomery

Montgomery, AL (WSFA) - It is breaking news you saw live on WSFA 12 News Thursday night. The state's third probable case of swine flu is in Montgomery.  While that is a serious concern, state and city leaders warn there is no reason to panic.

State Health Officer Dr. Don Williamson broke the news. He said, "Tonight I am announcing our third case of probable swine flu in Alabama is here in Montgomery. It is a young adult in her 20's.

Montgomery mayor Todd Strange learned of the news late Thursday evening. He tells WSFA 12 News, "We are doing everything we can to minimize the impact to our community.  The state says the young woman is not a threat to others. She's resting at her home."

Williamson said the public should not be worried about this woman's case. He says, "This case is not associated with travel.  What does that mean? That means they got it from Montgomery from a virus that is circulating in the background."

Mayor Strange says while he is concerned, he sees no reason to cancel weekend activities. Strange says, "We are not canceling any events. We are taking some precautions, providing some sanitation events for hand washing at these public events."

 

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