Swine flu back in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach, SC - By Trey Paul - bio | email

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – South Carolina is one of three states continuing to see outbreaks of swine flu, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Workers with the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) held a clinic at two Myrtle Beach day care centers to vaccinate parents, students and staff over the past three weeks.

The director of Creative Beginnings in Myrtle Beach says seven students tested positive for the virus there.

"I mean you heard about it, then it died down," said Tawana Sherman, who has a 2-year-old in daycare. "Now I'm hearing about it again. It's making me concerned that it may be a little more to it than what people are saying."

"As summer comes around, there is an increased chance to spread the virus," explained Dr. Ronald Reynolds of Beach Urgent Care.

That might not make sense to you, but if you consider the current weather trends, it might.

"One minute it's cool, then it might be warm the next day," Sherman said. "Different bacteria in the air is going to stick around longer than it would maybe up north."

Reynolds added, "We've got a lot of people coming into our community and a lot exiting. That's a recipe for spreading the virus."

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