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NEW INFO: 28 Suspected Swine Flu Cases Reported at YMCA

By: Scott Saxton; Anna Baxter; Brandon Lewis Email
By: Scott Saxton; Anna Baxter; Brandon Lewis Email

UPDATE @ 5:30 pm
CROSS LANES, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- After 28 possible new cases of swine flu at the Tyler Mountain YMCA, leaders refuse to take any risks.

That's why the camp will remain closed until Monday. Health Department officials said swine flu typically takes between one and four days for symptoms to show. The YMCA is keeping the camp closed until Monday to allow the incubation period to pass.

As long as the campers show no signs of symptoms over the weekend, they'll be back to play with their friends on Monday.

On a similar note, the Muscular Dystrophy Association canceled summer camp this year because of the serious health threats to their campers from swine flu.

As of Wednesday, there were 125 confirmed swine flu cases in West Virginia -- 24 of them in Kanawha County. In Kentucky, 108 swine flu cases have been reported, and there have been 63 such reported cases in Ohio.



UPDATE @ 11:30am
CROSS LANES, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The Tyler Mountain YMCA in Cross Lanes has closed its summer camp after more than two dozen suspected swine flu cases have been reported.

The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department conducted a news conference along with the YMCA on Wednesday to alert the public.

Health officials report there are 28 suspected cases at the YMCA, four of the individuals are staff members. The YMCA has already three confirmed swine flu cases, two 8-year-olds and a 7-year-old.

The YMCA has closed its summer camp until Monday so the facility can be thoroughly cleaned. That will also allow time for more cases to come forward for testing.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the very latest information.



UPDATE: Wednesday, June 24 @ 10:19am
CROSS LANES, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Sources tell WSAZ.com that more possible swine flu cases have been reported at the Tyler Mountain YMCA.

The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department is having a news conference at 11:00 a.m. to release more information.

As of noon Wednesday, Kanawha County had 24 confirmed cases of the swine flu, and 125 have been confirmed statewide. Two of the cases are children who attended summer camp at Tyler Mountain YMCA.

Tyler Mountain serves about 130 children in child care programs, summer day camps and sports camps in the Kanawha Valley.

We will have a crew at the press conference. Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the very latest information.



ORIGINAL STORY
CROSS LANES, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Officials with Tyler Mountain YMCA report they have two confirmed cases of swine flu.

The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department told officials the facility can remain open.

“We have taken proactive steps by contacting parents and guardians of children in our programs to inform them,” YMCA of Kanawha Valley President John Giroir stated in a news release late Tuesday. “We are also working with the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department to provide the most accurate information possible to everyone involved.”

Tyler Mountain serves about 130 children in child care programs, summer day camps and sports camps in the Kanawha Valley.


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