Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Ana Rivera, Public Health advises the CDC, described the swine flu, or influenza: signs and symptoms, such as transmitting, drugs for treatment, measures that people can take to protect themselves from this disease and what to do if people are sick.
During the week of April 19, its active CDC Emergency Operations Center (EOC by its acronym in English) to strengthen the research of new cases of influenza A (H1N1). Over 250 professionals from the CDC are working to identify cases.
At a press conference on April 27, the CDC said that Dr. Richard Besser of the 40 confirmed cases in the United States during that time, only one individual had been hospitalized. He also said that the average age of those infected was 16 years with a range of 7 to 54 years.
At April 29, 2009, the CDC can only confirm cases of swine flu in the United States. Experts from the CDC this week said they would offer to do tests to detect cases in laboratories.
In the United States, most of the 70 laboratories of the National Respiratory and enteric virus surveillance (NREVSS) reported no virus subtype A. In 2007, however, human infection with new virus influenzavirus A was released nationally. New infections of influenza A virus includes all human infections with influenza A viruses that are different from the currently circulating human virus strains H1 H3. These include virus subtypes and non-human origin and those that are not categorized with standard methods. The new strain was responsible for an outbreak of these viruses.
By May 4, 2009, the CDC reported that it had handed over 25 of the inventory of drugs for the Strategic National Stockpile distributed in several states.
Initially, the CDC had recommended that schools with cases closed schools until at least 2 weeks. Several schools closed and school districts around the country, including single cases of ‘probable’. On May 5, CDC is back to say that the schools closed by the outbreak could already be open. During that time at least 726 schools nationwide with over 480,000 students closed. The CDC revised its notice citing that there were nine information about the severity of the disease and the limitations on the control measures of school closures. The notice stated, “The decisions on closing schools should be at the discretion of local authorities based on local considerations, including public concern and the impact of truancy and lack of staff. “

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