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The CDC is actively investigating human cases of influenza A (H1N1) in several states and is working closely with Canada, Mexico and the World Health Organization. The CDC is continuously updating its investigation information.

As with any infectious disease, CDC recommends that people should take everyday preventive actions.

Read the WHO report.

Public Health Emergency declared nationwide involving Swine Influenza A. Press Release

Questions and Answers on H1N1 (Swine) Flu

Health Reform

President Obama is committed to working with Congress to pass comprehensive health reform this year in order to control rising health care costs, guarantee choice of doctor, and assure high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans. Learn more at

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May 11, 2009
Secretary Sebelius Announces HHS Office of Health Reform Personnel

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius today announced the establishment of the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of Health Reform.  More...

May 8, 2009
HHS Announces Members of Committees That Will Advise on Implementation of Health IT

The Department of Health and Human Services today announced the appointment of three members to the Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committee as well as members of the HIT Standards Committee.  More...

May 7, 2009
Federal Coordinating Council on Comparative Effectiveness Research to Hold Public Listening Session in Chicago on May 13

The Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research will hold its second public listening session on Wednesday, May 13, 2009, in Chicago. The council will hear public comment regarding comparative effectiveness research and the Coordinating Council's activities.  More...

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Of Interest: Spring Storms

tornado April showers bring May flowers. Sometimes those showers are not gentle rain, but thunderous and deadly storms. Whatever spring weather comes your way, be sure you are prepared to weather the storm.

  • Tornadoes — When there are thunderstorms in your area, listen for announcements of a tornado watch or warning and know what to do when a tornadoes strikes.
  • Floods — You may have to evacuate if your area floods. Be prepared and watch for information from your local authorities.
  • Wildfires — Wildfires often begin unnoticed and spread quickly. Reduce your risk by preparing now — and practicing wildfire safety.

Learn more about preparing for and responding to Severe Weather.

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