Colorado awaits more swine flu tests
DENVER, Colorado ” Colorado health officials are waiting for test results to see if any more people here have swine flu.
Health officials say they expect a “handful” of results as soon as Friday. They already have confirmed two cases of swine flu in metro Denver.
A woman in her 30s from Arapahoe County contracted swine flu after a cruise to Mexico and a visit to San Diego. She recovered without going to the hospital.
And officials say the second victim ” a male baggage handler for United Airlines from Douglas County ” is recovering from swine flu and has been released from the hospital. Both got sick on Sunday.
Health officials haven’t said how many more Colorado cases they suspect. They say right now the disease is similar to seasonal flu.
Snow usually comes and goes in this part of the state. A forecasted storm is expected to stick around for a while. Forecasters are calling for snow to persist throughout the weekend in the high country, with a prospect of a couple of feet of powder by the time the storm starts to diminish on Monday.