Tuesday, April 28, 2009
California declares state of emergency as confirmed cases rise to 15; LA coroner investigating 2 flu-related deaths discounts swine flu in one case and is still investigating the other
ABC news reports: link
Alarmed by the growing number of swine flu cases and the possibility that a California man may have died from the disease, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency today to help deal with the outbreak....The swine flu virus outbreak spread to two more states and the total number of cases confirmed in the U.S. jumped to 71, health officials said. That figure is expected to keep rising...."I do expect more cases and expect more states to be affected," Rear Admiral Dr. Anne Schuchat, interim deputy director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's science and public health program, told a Senate hearing today.