The CDC is reporting that as of July 17 2009 there have been 40, 617 H1N1 human cases with 263 deaths. The Obama administration has disbursed over $360 million dollars to state health departments as mentioned in an earlier post by Where To Find Care.com.
As a reminder, please remember the following to avoid contracting and spreading this virus as recommended by the CDC:
1. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you sneeze and cough. Promptly throw your tissue in the trash after use.
2. Wash your hands often (especially after sneezing or coughing), using soap and water. Alcohol based hand cleaners are also effective.
3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Germs spread this way.
4. Avoid contact with sick people.
5. If you are sick, stay home and avoid contact with others to keep from spreading the illness.
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