Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Flu Spreads, Deaths Expected

Hundreds have flu like symptoms in New York. The Mexican Swine Flu spread quickly through several U.S. schools. Many teachers and relatives of sick students are now ill.

The CDC said seven days would determine the seriousness of any outbreak. They also warned to expect deaths. U.S. public health representatives never made an attempt to quarantine ill citizens. Hopefully they are tracking exposures and getting anti-viral medicines to those at risk.

Considering it took three days to discourage non-essential travel to Mexico, I'm not confident of any public health response. ABC reported:

There are fears in some quarters that cuts to public health budgets will leave many American states dangerously unprepared if the flu spreads any further.
Stay tuned.

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