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Congressional Hearing on Swine Flu and Schools

Apr 30, 2009 by Lee Gaby

A press release from Congressman George Miller (D-CA) announced that he will hold a hearing of the House Education and Labor Committee in order to “look into how we can ensure that schools and workplaces are prepared against the flu virus.”

Schools across the country are turning to local health officials for guidance and some school risk managers are involved in review sessions.

Reliable information about Swine Flu can be found at the Center for Disease Control website http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/ The site includes a table showing the number of U.S. Human Cases of H1N1 Flu Infection.

The World Health Organization raised the worldwide pandemic alert level to Phase 5 on April 29, 2009.

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