Update on Swine Flu

POSTED: Tuesday, May 5, 2009 - 7:27am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:58pm

State leaders are preparing for the number of confirmed swine flu cases to increase.

As of Tuesday morning, the number stands at seven, but there are 21 suspected cases.

Four of those new cases are students in Lafayette, and one is an adult from Ascension Parish.

State officials are waiting to hear back from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

Governor Bobby Jindal said the state is being cautious and treating even the suspected cases very seriously.