Swine Flu Preparedness for Schools

The recent declaration of a public health emergency over the swine flu cases in the U.S. and Mexico highlights the importance of public health and [pandemic planning. An influenza-based public health emergency and/or pandemic has always been a question of "when" not "if" and while it was assumed a new strain of /avian flu would be the culprit, experts emphasized a pandemic can be caused by any new virus.
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Comment by Mike Schlags (Captain Busy) Retd on April 28, 2009 at 3:24am
As you know, there is substantial concern about new cases of swine flu in the United States, Mexico, and Europe. In order to help disseminate up-to-date information, here are both the California Department of Health and the CDC swine flu web sites:

http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/

http://www.cdph.ca.gov/HEALTHINFO/DISCOND/Pages/SwineInfluenza.aspx

These sites will be updated regularly. They contain information in multiple formats (print, podcast, etc) and include educational material in Spanish.

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