H1N1 Flu Resources

May 1, 2009
E-Newsletter
May 1, 2009

Greetings!

The Influenza A/H1N1virus ("swine flu") has received extensive media coverage in recentdays. While there is no reason to panic, it is important to take thisillness seriously and to do everything possible to minimize its impact.Federal, state and local agencies are working together to monitor andcontain the spread of the H1N1 virus and they are coordinating effortsto ensure that our health care system is prepared and fully equipped torespond effectively in the event of a more widespread outbreak.

Individuals have acritical role in preventing the spread of the virus and the Centers forDisease Control & Prevention (CDC) urges people to take sensible,everyday precautions to limit the spread of germs that can causeinfection. Tips to protect your health and information about symptomscan be found here: http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/swineflu_you.htm

Congress continuesto monitor this situation closely and I will continue to do everythingI can to ensure that the necessary federal resources are directed tocombat the spread of the H1N1 flu and support the response capabilityof our health care system.

You can visit thefollowing websites for up-to-date information, to track the illness andfind medical guidance for protecting your health and that of yourfamily:

Influenza A/H1N1 in California: http://ww2.cdph.ca.gov/HealthInfo/discond/Pages/SwineInfluenza.aspx
Influenza A/H1N1 in the U.S.: www.cdc.gov/swineflu or http://www.PandemicFlu.gov.
Influenza A/H1N1 internationally: www.who.int/en.
Travel health warnings and recommendations: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/

Local information by County:
Santa Clara County: http://www.sccgov.org/swine_flu_update.html
San Mateo County: http://www.co.sanmateo.ca.us/smc/department/home/0,,1954_569703730_1367084717,00.html
Santa Cruz County: http://www.santacruzhealth.org/alerts/index.htm#swine

Sincerely,


Anna G. Eshoo
Member of Congress