The World Health Organization has declared the first flu pandemic in more than 40 years. However, the Iowa Department of Public Health says the number of H1N1 cases in Iowa remains at a "sporadic" level. Statistics from the Center for Disease Control show 92 confirmed or probable cases of the virus in the Hawkeye state, which is well below the national per state average of 264. Washington County Public Health Director Edie Nebel says there have been no reported cases in Washington County, and Iowa's policy towards H1N1 remains the same.
quick stats on H1N1:
Probable/Confirmed in IA – 92
Total probable/confirmed nationwide -13,216
Average cases per state-264
State with highest number of cases Wisconsin 2217
State with lowest number of cases Alaska 1