13 more swine flu cases confirmed in Colorado
DENVER, Colorado ” Health officials say 13 more Coloradans have tested positive for swine flu, but all are recovering.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said Friday the state now has 38 confirmed cases.
New cases were confirmed in Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, Garfield, Jefferson, La Plata and Morgan counties. None of the patients were hospitalized.
More than 50 percent of Colorado’s confirmed swine flu patients are between the ages of 18 and 39. Nearly 40 percent are younger than 18.
Less than 10 percent are between 40 and 59, and no one over the age of 59 has tested positive for swine flu in Colorado.
Dr. Ned Calonge, the state Health Department’s chief medical officer, says swine flu may be affecting more young people because it circulated in the 1970s and many older people have already been exposed to it.
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment: http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/epr
Centers for Disease Control swine flu page: http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/