24 de Sep de 2022

Nacional

Public health emergency declared

WASHINGTON. The US declared a public health emergency Sunday to deal with the emerging new swine flu, much like the government does to ...

WASHINGTON. The US declared a public health emergency Sunday to deal with the emerging new swine flu, much like the government does to prepare for approaching hurricanes.

Officials reported 20 US cases of swine flu in five states so far, with the latest in Ohio and New York. Unlike in Mexico where the same strain appears to be killing dozens of people, cases in the US have been mild — and health authorities can't yet explain why.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said roughly 12 million doses of the drug Tamiflu will be moved from a federal stockpile to places where states can quickly get their share if they decide they need it.