Friday, May 1, 2009
Ignored by the mainstream media is the press release that two University of Chicago employee are among the forty-one probable swine flu cases reported by the Illinois State Department of Health.
The release says the employees, while contagious, had no contact with patients and limited contact with hospital staff.
In Illinois, the number of probable cases of swine flu jumped from nine on Wednesday to forty-one by Thursday with school children among the possible cases, several area schools will close through the weekend.
The university says an infection control team has identified co-workers who came in contact with the sickened employees and other staff and patients exhibiting flu symptoms. All are being screened.
The hospital says the two ill employees are “recovering well” at home. The likely cases are Illinois’ first in a swine-flu outbreak that has spread across the world.