California swine flu updates

Here’s the state’s Emergency Management Agency’s updates on swine flu in California:

  • Swine Flu Outbreak:

    California Case Total
    (April 27, 2009): Eight.  Counties: Imperial 3; Sacramento 1; San Diego County 4

Swine Influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza that regularly cause outbreaks of influenza among pigs. Swine flu viruses do not normally infect people. However, sporadic human infections with swine flu do occasionally occur. Most commonly, human cases of swine influenza happen in people with direct exposure to pigs. While most instances of human infection with animal influenza viruses do not result in human to human transmission, each case should be fully investigated to be sure that such viruses are not spreading among humans and to limit further exposure of humans to infected animals, if infected animals are identified. Investigation into possible human to human transmission of recent swine influenza cases is ongoing.

04/27/2009 – Governor Holds Press Conference Regarding State Response to Swine Flu (Video)
04/24/2009 – Governor Schwarzenegger Directs State Swine Flu Response

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  • jeremy

    many newspapers in the UK are screaming headlines of a global pandemic (eg Pig Flu is Here) wheras I note from here in London the LA Times takes a sensible approach. As the WHO states more people die each year from regular flu than swine flu .. and some countries have suggsted stopping direct flights to Mexico .. which is ridiculous as people will be rerouted via another point. Eg Argentina suspends a direct Buenos Aires Mexico City service .. so the pasengers can be rerouted via santiago de Chile.
    A travel ban or restriction is frankly a ridicuous approach. Scientists should monitor the situation and seek to fin treatment . Meantime we should carry on as normal !!

  • john

    We are not prepared. California takes too long to report results of the H1N1 PCR test. This is obviously due to an ineffective bureaucracy. This results in treatment decisions based on inadequate information. This situation needs to be exposed and then corrected.