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Klamath County man hospitalized at RVMC for swine flu

A Klamath County man has been hospitalized at Rogue Valley Medical Center to be treated for the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu.

Hospital officials did not release the man's name or any information about his condition.

Melissa Klegseth, a health educator for the Klamath County Health Department, said the patient is a 33-year-old man, and he is Klamath County's first confirmed case of the H1N1 influenza. The Klamath Falls Herald and News reported the man was in intensive care at RVMC.

Dr. Jim Shames, Jackson County's medical officer, said the virus continues to be active, not just here, but all across the United States.

"Until somebody gets sick locally we tend to forget that," Shames said.