8:28 AM

Swine Flu Updates

Posted by Skye |

The CDC is officially reporting 109 cases and 1 death of a Mexican national in the United States. Yesterday, I briefly caught a local reporter stating confirmed cases in New Jersey and Delaware. As of 8:30 am on May 1st, the CDC has not reported any confirmed cased in these states. It would be prudent for the local media to wait for CDC confirmation before rushing the story to the public.

I'm certainly surprised that Philly has not one confirmed case, as we have a large population of college students. However, I will not report on suspected cases, only those confirmed to have swine flu by the CDC.

UPDATE: Airline Passenger with flu-like symptoms being examined and treated at Methodist Hospital.

CDC Tips to Help You Stay Healthy:

  • Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people.
  • Take everyday actions to stay healthy.
    • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hands cleaners are also effective.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.
    • Stay home if you get sick. CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
  • Follow public health advice regarding school closures, avoiding crowds and other social distancing measures.
  • Develop a family emergency plan as a precaution. This should include storing a supply of food, medicines, facemasks, alcohol-based hand rubs and other essential supplies.
  • Call 1-800-CDC-INFO for more information.

This podcast discusses the actions and goals of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, related to the current outbreak of H1N1 flu (swine flu):

Previously on MidnightBlue:

Swine Flu Symptoms

Swine Flu Update
Swine Flu Alert

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