It is important to remember that healthy people who are not ill,
injured and not in need of medical care, should stay away from medical
offices, clinics and hospitals. Please take common sense precautions
like covering your cough and washing your hands.
of May 1, 2009 (4:15 pm), the Public Health Department Laboratory has 9
probable cases of swine flu cases. Yesterday's 7th case, the 1 highly
suspect case, does not have influenza. (See Rucker below.)
The Rucker school was initially closed because of the 1 highly
suspect case plus additional sick children at that school, but that
case has come back negative. As a result, Rucker will reopen Monday,
May 4, 2009.
On April 29, 2009, the World Health Organization raised its pandemic alert for swine flu to level 5, the second highest level. As defined by the World Health Organization, a phase 5 alert means there is sustained transmission among people in at least two countries. Once the virus shows effective transmission in two different regions of the world, a full pandemic outbreak (level 6) would be declared, meaning a global epidemic of a new and deadly disease.
As of April 27th, the CDC issued a travel warning which recommends that U.S. travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Mexico. If you must travel to an area that reported cases of swine flu please refer the CDC website for more information at http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/contentSwineFluMexico.aspx
For more information about swine fluFor information about H1N1
(Swine) Flu please call the California Public Health Department
toll-free hotline at 1-888-865-0564 (Monday - Friday from 7 am to 6 pm
and Saturday/Sunday from 8 am to 4 pm).