EMS1 Special Update
April 27, 2009
Editor's Note
Dear EMS1 Member,

Mexico. The United States. Canada. Spain. Top news headlines from nations around the world continue to report on outbreaks and mounting fears of a swine influenza pandemic.

With 22 confirmed deaths in Mexico, and a ballooning number of possible infections elsewhere, the CDC declared a national public health emergency in hopes of containing the situation.

In today’s special eNewsletter, learn the facts behind the swine flu pandemic and what you need to do to protect yourself while on the job.

— Maveric Vu, EMS1 News Editor
EMS1 Exclusive
Swine Flu: What You Must Do Now
By Mike McEvoy, EMS1 Columnist
The swine flu buzz is causing information overload. There are three things pertinent to first responders that must be implemented immediately to protect your members, provide excellent patient care, and be a good public health partner. Full Column

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A Global Health Concern
A medical staff member, left, leads two patients who are undergoing tests for the swine flu virus at a hospital in Valencia, Spain Monday. Europe's first case of swine flu was confirmed, with another 20 suspected. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)

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Border screening, emergency declared for swine flu
President Barack Obama declared Monday that spreading swine flu infections were a concern but "not a cause for alarm," while customs agents began checking people coming into the United States by land and air. The World Health Organization said there were 40 confirmed cases in the U.S. but no deaths. Full Story

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