Pandemic Influenza-Swine Flu Alerts
April 28, 2009:
- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger proclaims a State of Emergency that will support and facilitate our state health department's response to this outbreak. To view the news release go to: http://gov.ca.gov/press-release/12149/. The California Department of Public Health advises that updates will be available at the CDPH Web site (www.cdph.ca.gov) and at the CDC Web site (www.cdc.gov) as information emerges.
- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in response to requests from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has issued Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) to make available to public health and medical personnel important diagnostic and therapeutic tools to identify and respond to the swine flu virus under certain circumstances. To view the FDA news release go to: http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2009/NEW02002.html. Also, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger outlined the rigorous and thorough response under way in California, in coordination with federal and international health experts, as a result of confirmed cases of Swine Flu. To view this news release go to: http://gov.ca.gov/press-release/12129/.
- This is an official CDC Health Update — Interim Guidance - Children and Pregnant Women who may be Infected with Swine-Origin Influenza Virus: Considerations for Clinicians. To view the CDC update go to: http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/clinician_pregnant.htm.
The Medical Board of California will periodically send subscriber alert updates as well.