First Confirmed Cases of Swine Flu in MA

CDC Confirms Swine Flu in Two School-Aged Massachusetts Residents

The Patrick Administration today announced the first confirmed cases of swine influenza in Massachusetts. According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health DPH, the patients, two school-age residents of Middlesex County, are considered to have a mild case of the disease and are expected to make a complete recovery. Neither child attended school at any point during their illness, and their parents did not go to work during that time. Massachusetts is the sixth state to have confirmed cases of swine flu; there are now a total of 66 confirmed cases in the United States.

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  1. Enviro-Health Links: Swine Flu

    Collection of links to all of the major information sources, national and international, about swine flu. Topics include federal response to the spring 2009 outbreak (such as information on antiviral medications and travel alerts), international resources, genetic sequence information, maps, veterinary resources, and information in Spanish. Also includes suggested searches in the National Library of Medicine. From the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).

    Swine Influenza (Flu)

    Material about this “respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza. … In late March and early April 2009, cases of human infection with swine influenza A (H1N1) viruses were first reported in Southern California and near San Antonio, Texas,” and have been reported in other states and internationally. Provides background, fact sheets and guidance, widget, and reports on U.S. human cases of swine flu. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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    World Health Organization (WHO): Swine Influenza

    The World Health Organization (WHO) “is coordinating the global response to human cases of swine influenza A (H1N1) [identified in April 2009] and monitoring the corresponding threat of an influenza pandemic. Information on this page tracks the evolving situation and provides access to both technical guidelines and information useful for the general public.” Includes illness updates for U.S. and Mexico and a FAQ. Available in several languages.
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