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Swine Flu

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Aired 5/1/09

The number of confirmed swine flu cases in the United States has surpassed 100, and the World Health Organization recently said a swine flu pandemic is "imminent." What is the United States doing to prevent the spread of the swine flu within its borders?

Gloria Penner: No matter what you call it, swine flu, H1N1, an outbreak, an epidemic or a pandemic, those recently reported bouts of fever and flu symptoms are causing alarm. In san diego, the supplies of hand sanitizer and surgical masks are depleted in many drug stores. What is the United States doing to prevent the spread of the swine flu within its borders? And, what should the world be doing to prepare for the possibility of a swine flu pandemic?

Guests

Alisa Joyce Barba, western bureau chief for National Public Radio.

Kent Davy, editor of the North County Times.

JW August, managing editor of 10News.

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