Western Pennsylvania has its first confirmed case of the H1N1 Swine flu. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that a 30 year old Allegheny County man contracted the new swine flu. County Health Department spokesman Dave Zazac says the man did not travel to Mexico but did travel to Colorado which did have cases of the flu. Zazac says the man went to his doctor to seek treatment, lives alone and stayed home which likely prevented the spread of the illness. The man had a mild case of the swine flu and has since recovered.
Pennsylvania now has a total of 10 confirmed cases of swine flu in Allegheny, Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Luzerne, Lycoming and Montgomery Counties.
Zazac says that there are no other probable cases in Allegheny County at this time but officials do anticipate more. He says since this is the end of the "regular" flu season, if you get flu symptoms, go to the doctor for treatment and to be tested to see if you have swine flu.