Bioscience

Arizona lab limits flu tests; it’s overwhelmed

October 15, 2009

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: The Arizona Republic] – Arizona Department of Health Services officials are testing for swine flu only if patients have been hospitalized or have died.

Health Services epidemiologist Dr. Rebecca Sunenshine says that even with doubling the lab’s capacity, it was overflowing with samples.

She says the state needs to focus on severe cases.

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