Illinois swine flu update coming ...

Illinois swine flu update coming ...

Posted by JP on Mon, 04/27/2009 - 09:35

Story's up on the Web ...

In summary: Don't panic, don't go to school or work if sick, wash your hands.

With that as a disclaimer, here's a flashback to the '70s and the public service announcements regarding swine flu


With the president expressing his concerns over swine flu and the European Union telling people to think twice before traveling to the United States, key Illinois officials are scheduled to give an update later this morning on what's going on in Illinois. We'll have more later.

Until then, here's the top of the AP story regarding Obama's comments ...

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Monday that the threat of spreading swine flu infections is a cause for concern but "not a cause for alarm" as the United States undertook close border monitoring to contain it.

"The Department of Health and Human Services has declared a Public Health Emergency as a precautionary tool to ensure that we have the resources we need at our disposal to respond quickly and effectively," Obama told a gathering of scientists, amid increasing worries worldwide about a possible pandemic.

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