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Probable swine flu case in Daviess County

FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Health Department says there is a fourth probable case of swine flu connected to the state, in addition to one confirmed case.

The department said in a news release Sunday that the case involves a young Daviess County man who attends college in Massachusetts.

It said the man received antiviral treatment and has recovered. The case is being reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Green River District Health Department in Owensboro will investigate, according to the release, and state health officials will coordinate an investigation with Massachusetts health officials.

Kentucky has had one confirmed case of the swine flu, involving a Warren County woman who is hospitalized in Georgia, and probable cases have been reported in the Barren River Health District and Fayette and Montgomery counties.

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department continues to operate a hotline to answer question about flu symptoms and treatment. The number is 288-7529.

More than 400 calls have been logged since Monday, but only about 25 or 30 of those came over the weekend, spokesman Greg Hiles said Sunday.

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