Every fall, we deal with new strains of seasonal flu. But this year, we’ll also confront a potentially serious flu virus that first appeared last spring. While scientists won’t know exactly how strong the 2009 H1N1 flu will be until the middle of the flu season, they’re warning it could cause more illness as our kids return to school.
We don’t need to wait to act. In the fight against flu, preparation is more than half the battle — and we need everyone to chip in.
We in the federal government have been aggressively responding to the new H1N1 since April. We’re building on what we learned from the early spring season and from health officials in the Southern Hemisphere where flu seasons are already under way. (Full Story)