H1N1 "Swine Flu" Information and Resources


On June 11, 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) signaled that a global pandemic of novel influenza A (H1N1) was underway by raising the worldwide pandemic alert level to Phase 6. This action was a reflection of the spread of the new H1N1 virus, not the severity of illness caused by the virus. At that time, more than 70 countries had reported cases of novel influenza A (H1N1) infection.

Since the WHO declaration of a pandemic, the new H1N1 virus has continued to spread.  In the United States, significant novel H1N1 illness has continued into the summer, with localized and in some cases intense outbreaks occurring. The United States continues to report the largest number of novel H1N1 cases of any country worldwide, however, most people who have become ill have recovered without requiring medical treatment.

Given ongoing novel H1N1 activity to date, CDC anticipates that there will be more cases, more hospitalizations and more deaths associated with this pandemic in the United States over the summer and into the fall and winter.

Below are several local and national resources that will be informative on this topic.

 

Mercer County Schools Press Release.

Mercer County Health Department

CDC Web Site

Mercer County Health Department H1N1 Letter

Mercer County Health Department Information (10/14/09)

H1N1 Vaccination Information

West Virginia Dept. of Ed. H1N1 web site