Sunday, April 26, 2009

U.S. Declares Swine Flu Public Health Emergency

Government officials have declared a public health emergency in connection with the swine flu outbreak that has killed dozens in Mexico and sickened 20 in the U.S., said the nation’s director of Homeland Security Sunday.

A cluster of (mild) cases has occurred in Queens, New York. The CDC is trying to figure out why the cases in Mexico have, so far, been much more serious. The U.S. is releasing 25 percent of its stock of anti-virals, like Tamiflu, mainly as a precaution. The CDC notes that we are past the peak of the flu season.

If you are sick, stay home. Wash your hands frequently; take all reasonable measures. has the latest information on swine flue.

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