School Student Gets Suspected Case Of Swine Flu, Her Parents Worry

An elementary school student in east has come down with the swine flu according to her parents and doctor.

10 year old Jazmine Lynch who goes to La Grange Elementary in Lenoir County says she started feeling sick about a week ago with a fever and cough.

She went to the doctors where he did a quick test and told her she had swine flu.

She is now taking tamiflu and staying out of school.

Her father says he is concerned for the rest of his 5 kids, and also for his wife because she has congestive heart failure.

According to the Lenoir County Health Department there have been 2 to 3 official state confirmed cases in the county, none within the past few months.

Lynch's case has not been confirmed by the state and likely won't be because of the expense of the testing and the number of possible cases of H1N1.


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  • by YOUR ALL STUPID Location: GREENVILLE on Oct 7, 2009 at 05:25 PM
    Who cares that this kid is on the news. Tell you what lets dedicate a channel and you can all parade your sick children around and get your 5 minuted of fame. We can even make a website about it. Also cleaning the schools will do nothing. If the kids have it than they will bring the germs right back in. Seriously its a strain of flu, its really not that bad. It is infecting the stronger portion of the population not old or young, this is good also. You want to see something bad do your homework on a flu called "The Spanish Lady". That flu killed everyone in 48 hours. Get off your high horse who cares about why the kid was on the news why don't you worry about your children rather than worry about your pride.
  • by AnonymousD Location: IBX on Oct 7, 2009 at 05:13 PM
    Why is this news? Beaufort County schools are overwhelmed w/ Swine Flu cases & have been since the first week of school.
  • by parent on Oct 7, 2009 at 03:10 PM
    They are not even swabbing the kids when they go in now, so there's no telling how many cases there actually are. They just say,"yeah you got the flu like everyone else." That's some doctoring ain't it?
  • by elli on Oct 7, 2009 at 01:32 PM
    Isn't the swine flu just another strain of flu? Every year there is a new kind of flu that the media reports and people get all frantic. People die from the flu every year. Maybe they should show some statistics about how many people die every year from the flu. It isn't just the swine flu that you need to worry about. As far as people 'bragging' about having it, there is no reason to hide and not tell people. It's not an STD for goodness sake!
  • by TELL THE TRUTH Location: HAVELOCK on Oct 7, 2009 at 10:16 AM
    HOW COME UP NORTH THERE SAYING N C AND OTHER SOUTHER STATE'S ARE SWORN WITH H1N1 SWINE FLU. AND IF YOU HAVE ACCESS TO OTHER OUT OF STATE NEW'S AND HEAR THE SAME .WHAT'S THE TRUTH ,AND THERE EVEN BLAMING MEXICANS .ARENT PEOPLE PEOPLE ?I DINDNT KNOW H1N1 CAN TELL
  • by Todd Location: nc on Oct 7, 2009 at 09:38 AM
    If u all is so big talk on why this child is on the news, well make a phone call to get up there yourselves. Maybe they want others to be cautious and all and not think less of it as no big deal, letting u all know that it could happen to anyone who feel or think it won't hit a family member!!
  • by Anonymous Location: B.C on Oct 7, 2009 at 05:42 AM
    To:Me well people who have swine flu might not want to go bragging about having it. DUH!
  • by ?? wondering?! Location: Beaufort County on Oct 7, 2009 at 05:34 AM
    So...several young kids in my family have gotten swine flu and are elementary school. Many schools in the district have gotten it also. what makes this kid in Lenoir county so special?????????
  • by Me Location: ENC on Oct 7, 2009 at 05:20 AM
    To: Not News and Wondering; Maybe this one made the news because someone let the news team know about it
  • by Worried Parent!!! Location: Greene Co. on Oct 6, 2009 at 06:22 PM
    It is also here in the SnowHill Schools bad!! They need to close and clean the schools. It is all over every where. Pitt Co also has it all over as well. Good luck not getting it!
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