Rockville school closed because of a probable case of Swine Flu. According to school officials they are taking immediate steps to close that school,” says Dr. Ulder J. Tillman, Montgomery County’s health director about the student who is Maryland’s ninth probable swine flu case. In another case that hits the President Obama’s camp; A federal agent who traveled to Mexico with President Obama this month probably contracted swine flu and infected several members of his family in, prompting assurances yesterday from the White House that the president was safe.
When in doubt go to the CDC website for the real skinny about the Swine Flu known as H1N1 Flu: In response to an intensifying outbreak in the United States and internationally caused by a new influenza virus of swine origin, the World Health Organization raised the worldwide pandemic alert level to Phase 5 on April 29, 2009. A Phase 5 alert is a “strong signal that a pandemic is imminent and that the time to finalize the organization, communication, and implementation of the planned mitigation measures is short.” According to the CDC they are working on a vaccination for the Swine Flu. Update today at 1:00 PM by the CDC. 114 cases reported across the states nationwide.
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