In this article, you will find:
- The latest news on swine flu
- Parents' role in prevention
Are You Ready if Swine Flu Arrives at Your School?
Since the outbreak of swine flu in April 2009, cases of the novel H1N1 virus have been confirmed in all 50 states and continue to be reported all around the world. On June 11, 2009, the World Health Organization classified the pandemic as "Phase 6," meaning widespread human infection. While the death rate is low compared to the seasonal flu (302 people in the United States died from the illness as of July 24, 2009), the transmission rate for the H1N1 virus remains high: Reported cases in the U.S.