Swine flu declared pandemic in Kern County

Kern County Supervisors have declared swine flu a pandemic in Kern County.
Tuesday morning Kern County Supervisors declared swine flu a pandemic in Kern County, though nothing has changed in regards to the number of those who have fallen ill.

Supervisors made the move because it now makes federal funding available to Kern County.

The H1N1 virus has affected many people in Kern County, but the Kern County Health Department only tracks the most serious cases that require hospitalization.

19 Kern County residents have been hospitalized for swine flu. Two Kern County people have died from complications related to the swine flu.

A town hall meeting will be held Monday September 28 at the Kern County Board of Supervisors Chambers from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m.

The public is encouraged to attend.

The town hall will also be broadcast on KGOV.
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