Thursday, May 21, 2009

Swine Flu Presentation at Health, Human Services and Education Committee Meeting

On Wednesday May 20, Richmond City Council's Health, Human Services, and Education Committee heard a report from Dr. Donald Stern, Health Director at the Richmond City Health District, a division of the Virginia Department of Health, on the recent outbreak of H1N1, a new strain of flu virus, that has made many sick and killed several people since April.

Dr. Stern reviewed the Flu Pandemic of 1918, it's transmission, and simple precautions we can take such as washing our hands regularly and covering our mouths when we cough or sneeze.

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