Riding Out Swine Flu
As state health officials continue to monitor cases of swine flu, some North Central Florida residents have no problem "riding" out the swine flu scare.
"I'm not paranoid like that to be taking extra steps," said Parchment. "I would be concerned probably when it hit closer to home. Like if one of my friends caught the flu or something like that or somebody that I'm around 24/7. That's when I would be concerned."
City officials agree that riders shouldn't worry. They say that they are closely monitoring the cases of swine flu in Florida and working with the county health department.
"Right now there's no reason for the local public to panic at all," said City of Gainesville spokesperson Bob Woods. "We're continuing normal operations at the present time. However if the situation were to deteriorate the public should know that the RTS does have contingency plans for such an emergency."
At the Alachua County Health Department, officials are still waiting for news from the CDC regarding a probable case of swine flu in a UF student.
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