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TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says it's changing the way it tests for the swine flu virus.
The state is no longer accepting specimens from everyone who sees a doctor with symptoms.
Health officials say they will collect specimens from hospitalized patients and a limited number of specimens from clinics and hospitals that are submitting weekly information on patients with flu-like symptoms.
Dr. Jason Eberhart-Phillips, state health officer, says even testing random samples from the clinics and hospitals will stretch the state's lab capacity this fall and winter.
He says for patients who see their own doctors, confirming a case of swine flu would not affect the treatment and advice given to the patients.
Originally posted by KSPigpen
...The State of Kansas says they aren't going to be doing as many tests any more. I don't think I like that. It's going to lead to misreported numbers of infection. The numbers will end up like the unemployment figures, misreported for an agenda. Here is the part that bothered me the most.