Conservatively Speaking

State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.

Swine flu now in all but one Wisconsin county

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According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), the state is experiencing, much like the rest of the country, widespread swine flu activity, though there has been what is being described as a “modest decrease in cases.” Another wave, however, is possible later in the influenza season.

Our supply of vaccines has increased. Even so, DHS is recommending providers treat those most at risk first.

Since September 1, 2009, DHS reports there have been 405 hospitalizations due to H1N1 virus infection in Wisconsin, with approximately 82% of those individuals having underlying medical conditions. Since November 11, 2009, there have been 11 additional confirmed H1N1-related deaths reported, bringing the statewide H1N1-related death total to 31 since spring.

DHS offers this advice:

“Parents are reminded that keeping sick children home from school until 24 hours after they are free of fever (100°F [37.8°C] or greater) without the aid of medication is the safest way to prevent the spread of any illness. DHS is also encouraging parents to have a pre-designated plan for caring for a sick child at home for the duration of a school exclusion period. Wisconsin businesses are also encouraged to adopt similar plans with their employees.”

Read more in the latest H1N1 Situation Report. 

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