Swine Flu in Idaho

To date, there have been 227 confirmed cases of swine flu in Idaho. There have been no swine flu deaths in Idaho. Health officials in Idaho have a swine flu emergency plan that involves dispensing medication and virus-filtering masks to hospitals and pharmacies within the state. Idaho state officials have also taken steps to ensure that all employees within the state health department know how to respond to a major outbreak.

Fast Facts:

  • The state health department has created an email address for school personnel to submit questions concerning the swine flu.
  • Inmates in a correctional facility south of Boise were quarantined after several tested positive for swine flu.
  • Health officials are urging residents to take preventive measures to reduce the spread of swine flu.