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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Swine flu.....

Just a heads up that an apparent out break of swine flu has the potential to turn into a pandemic according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Apparently this out break started in Mexico City in late March and has spread across the border into the US. The best way to avoid the flu is to minimize your chances of coming in contact with infected people and surfaces and to use good sanitation and wash your hands a lot!!! None of us probably wash our hands as much as we should.

The CDC website has the best and most up to date information on the outbreak. If you live in an area that has not had a reported case as of yet, tomorrow might be a good day to do a little stocking up...that is unless you are sick, if you are stay home!!! Read all the information available on the site. This is a new strain of flu and people should take precautions even if they have had a flu shot.
http://www.cdc.gov/

Yesterday when this story finally made front page news there were eight cases. Six in California and two in Texas. Today there are reports that there are cases in NY and Kansas.

3 comments:

  1. MainePatriot, you now have admin access to customize your site. Also, we have a new blog up dedicated to the swine flu outbreaks: http://swine-flu-epidemic.blogspot.com/, feel free to borrow stories off that site or submit stories to me to post

    Thanks

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  2. thanks.. this definately bears watching. We were suprised when we kicked into preparedness mode that we had many of the things that we should have to combat a flu outbreak...its always best to be prepared!

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