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Swine Flu Probability in Platte County

Date: April 29, 2009
By: Max Reiss
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: Governor Nixon announces Missouri's first possible swine flu case. RunTime:0:40
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Description: "The state's first probable case of 2009 H1N1 virus also known as "Swine Flu" has been identified as a resident of Platte County, Missouri."

The case was discovered late Wednesday afternoon and the governor refused to offer any details on the person's identity.

According to the Governor the state will disperse thousands upon thousands of flu medications the state.

Nixon also said tests of the person's family and coworkers are underway.

The governor advised that anyone feeling ill should get tested and then stay home to keep others safe.

Reporting from outside the governor's office, I'm Max Reiss, Newsradio 1120 KMOX.

Intro: Missouri identifies its first possible case of swine flu in Platte County.

Max Reiss (REECE) has more from Jefferson City.

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Missouri has now followed states like Texas, New York and Illinois.

It has its first probable case of Swine Flu.

Governor Jay Nixon made the announcement at a late scheduled press conference Wednesday.

He offered this advice.

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Description: "Anybody whose got the flu and is sneezing and has fever and has flu like symptoms should avoid others."

Nixon offered no details on the person who may have the disease but added that the state will test the person's family and coworkers.

The governor also reiterated that it is completely safe to eat all pork products.

Reporting from outside the governor's office, I'm Max Reiss. Newsradio 1120 KMOX.

Intro: Governor Jay Nixon announces Missouri has its first possible case of swine flu.

Max Reiss has more from the state Capitol. 

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Platte County is where Governor Jay Nixon identified the state's first swine flu possibility.

However Nixon would not give up any extra information on the person's age, sex, or how he or she possibly contracted the disease.

The governor said his office will keep working to monitor what officials are now calling the H-1-N-1 virus.

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Description: "My administration will remain aggressive and vigilant in our monitoring of health reports across the state and quite frankly, nation, as we watch the pockets grow."

The state health department overnight shipped the person's test results to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta.

Nixon said the state has "enough" flu medication to combat a possible outbreak.

Reporting from outside the governor's office, I'm Max Reiss. Newsradio 1120 KMOX.

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