Sunday, May 3, 2009
Site last updated May 3, 2009, 11:00 AM ET
|TOTAL (30)||226 cases||1 death|
International Human Cases of Swine Flu Infection
*Case is resident of KY but currently hospitalized in GA.
CDC continues to take aggressive action to respond to an expanding outbreak caused by novel H1N1 flu.
CDC’s response goals are to:
- Reduce transmission and illness severity, and
- Provide information to help health care providers, public health officials and the public address the challenges posed by this emergency.
CDC continues to issue and update interim guidance
daily in response to the rapidly evolving situation. CDC will issue
updated interim guidance for clinicians on how to identify and care for
people who are sick with novel H1N1 flu illness. This guidance will
provide priorities for testing and treatment for novel H1N1 flu
infection. The priority use for influenza antiviral drugs during this
outbreak will be to treat people with severe flu illness.
May 3, CDC is scheduled to complete deployment of 25 percent of the
supplies in the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) to all states in the
continental United States. These supplies and medicines will help
states and U.S. territories respond to the outbreak. In addition, the
Federal Government and manufacturers have begun the process of
developing a vaccine against the novel H1N1 flu virus.
Response actions are aggressive, but they may vary across states and communities depending on local circumstances. Communities, businesses, places of worship, schools and individuals can all take action to slow the spread of this outbreak. People who are sick are urged to stay home from work or school and to avoid contact with others, except to seek medical care. This action can avoid spreading illness furth