Possible Swine Flu Case In Muskogee


Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 3:43 pm
By: News 9


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MUSKOGEE, Oklahoma -- Health officials are testing to see if a Muskogee hospital patient has swine flu, a hospital spokesperson said.

A patient at the Veterans Administration hospital in Muskogee facility appears to have swine flu symptoms. VA spokesperson Neda McClellan says the patient confirmed he had recently returned from Cozumel, Mexico.

McClellan says the hospital took culture samples and sent them on the Oklahoma Department of Health for evaluation. They expect to know whether or not the patient tests positive for swine flu by Wednesday afternoon.

If positive, this would be the first case of swine flu in Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health has set up a phone bank for persons with questions about swine flu.

The toll free number is 1-866-278-7134.

The OSDH says the phone will be answered Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Click here for News9.com's special coverage of the swine flu outbreak.