Swine Flu Pandemic Alert Raised to a 5 – One dead in the US

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[Best Syndication News] The Swine Flu is causing the World Health Organization (WHO) to upgrade the threat of a pandemic from the H1N1 virus to a level 5. Dr. Margaret Chan, the Director-General of the organization upped the seriousness of the swine flu pandemic alert from a 4 to a 5.

Chan said that at this stage all countries should activate their pandemic preparedness plans, which includes increased surveillance, early discovery and treatment of suspected cases and controlling the infection from spreading at health facilities.

As of 11:00 A.M. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced that for April 29th, there are a total of 91 confirmed cases of people infected with the swine flu. The break down is, New York with 51 cases, Texas has 16 with on death, California with 14. Kansas, Massachusetts and Michigan each have 2 cases of the infection. Indiana, Nevada, Ohio, and Arizona are reporting only 1 case of the virus.

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The CDC warn that they expect the number of infections to go up and that people need to wash their hands often and if they do become ill to stay at home and not go out in public.

The WHO said again to wash your hands often. If you do have flu symptoms you should seek medical attention. Fever, vomiting, aches, and coughing are all symptoms of the flu. You can't catch the Swine Flu from eating well-cooked pork and pork products the WHO added.

For more updates you can visit the CDC website at
http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/

The WHO website for the Swine Flu can Be found at:

http://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/en/index.html

By: Marlene Donor

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